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Full text of "La bohème"

LaBoheme 



Aq Opera in four Acts 



ounded upon AAurcfer's Novel 

La Vie deBoheme j 




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Ijocal Score 



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MILAN - ROME - NAPLKS ~ PALERMO - PARIS - LEIPZIG - NKVV YORK - S. PAULO 

BUENOS AiRP:S 



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LA BOHEME 




TO RmO" MEN TONE 



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LA BOHEME 

(FOUNDED UPON ''LA VIE DE BOHEME'' BY HENRY MUROER) 

AN OPERA IN FOUR ACTS 

BY 

GIUSEPPE GIACOSA and LUIGI ILLICA 

MUSIC BY 

GIACOMO PUCCINI 



ENGLISH VERSION OF 

ACTS I AND II BY WILLIAM GRIST AND PERCY PINKERTON 

ACTS III AND IV BY PERCY PINKERTON 



Arranged for Voice and Pianoforte by 

CARLO CARIGNANI 



ENGLISH AND ITALIAN TEXT 



C. RICORDl & Co. ( London) Ltd. 

AND AT AiiLANO - ROMA- NAPOLr - P \LFRMO 
^1 ^ LEIPZIG - liUENOS Atkjrs S PAULO 

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CHARACTERS 



liUDOLPH, a poet Tenor 

SCHAUNARD, a musician Baritone 
BENOIX a landlord.,. ... Bass 



MIMI 

PARPIGNOL ... 



". Soprano 
... Tenor 



MARCEL, a painter Baritone 

COLLINE, a philosopher ... Bass 

ALCINDORO, a councillor 

of state Bass 

MUSETTA Soprano 

Custom House Sergeant .. Bass 



Students - Work Girls - Citizens - Shopkeepers 

Street vendors - Soldiers - Restaurant waiters - Boys 

Girls. &c, &c. 



lime about iSjo iyi Paris. 



. . . rain or dust, cold or heat, nothing stops these bold adventurers. 

Their existence of every day is a work of genius, a daily problem 
which they always contrive to solve with the aid of bold mathematics. 

When want presses them, abstemious as anchorites-but if a little 
fortune falls into their hands see them ride forth on the most ruinous 
fancies, loving the fairest and youngest, drinking the oldest and best wines' 
and not finding enough windows whence to throw their money ; then- 
the last crown dead and buried-they begin again to dine at the table 
d'hote of change where their cover is always laid; contrabandists of all 
the industries which spring from art, in chase from morning till night of 
that wild animal which is called the crown. 

Bohemia has a special dialect, a distinct jargon of its own. This 
vocabulary is the hell of rhetoric and the paradise of neologism. 



A gay life ; yet a terrible one ! . . . 

(H, MuRGER, preface to the " Vie de Boheme") (*). 



(^) Rather than follow Murger's novel step by step, the authors of the present 
libretto, both for reasons of musical and dramatic effect, have sought to derive in- 
spiration from the French writer's admirable preface. 

Although they have faithfully portrayed the characters, even displaying a certain 
fastidiousness as to sundry local details; albeit in the scenic development of the opera 
they have followed Murger's method by dividing the libretto into four separate acts, 
in the dramatic and comic episodes they have claimed that ample and entire freedom 
of action which (rightly or wrongly) they deemed necessary to the proper scenic 
presentment of a novel the most free, perhaps, in modern literature. 

Yet in this strange book, if the characters of each person therein stand out clear 
and sharply defined, we often may perceive that one and the same temperament bears 
different names, and that it is incarnated, so to speak, in two different persons. Who 
cannot detect in the delicate profile of one woman the personality both of Mimi and 
of Francine? Who as he reads of Mimi's '' little hands, whiter than those of the God- 
dess of Ease ", is not reminded of Francine's little muff? 

The authors deem it their duty to point out this identity of character. It has seemed 
to them that those two mirthful, fragile and unhappy creatures in this comedy of Bo- 
hemian life might aptly figure as one person w^hose name should be, not Mimi, not 
Francine, but " The Ideal " 

G, G. - L. L 



CONTENTS 



FIRST ACT - In the Attic ... 



Pane 1 



SECOND ACT - In the Latin quarter 



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THIRD ACT - The Barriere d" Enfer 



FOURTH AC'l - In the Attic 



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FIRST ACT 



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"Mimi was a charming' girl specially apt to appeal to Riidolph,tlie poet and 
dreamer. Aged twenty -two, she was slight and gracefuL Her face reminded one 
of some sketch of a highborn beauty; its features had marvellous refinement.The 
hot, impetuous blood of youth coursed through her veins, g^iving* a rosy hue to her 
clear complexion that had the white velvety bloom of the camelia. This fi^lbean. 
tyalluredRudolph.But what wholly served to enchant him were Mimi's tiny hands, 
that, despite her household duties, she contrived to keep whiter even than those 
of the Goddess of Ease" 



""...Mimi era tma graziosa ragazza che doveva particolarmente sinjpatizzare e 
combinare cogli ideali plastici e poetici di Rodolfo. Ventidue cmni; pi€COla;d€licata^ 
n suo volto pareva tm abbozzo di figura arisiocratica; i suoi Uneamentietxinod^una 
finezza mirabile,.. 

^11 sangne della gioveniu correva caldo e vivccce nelle svs vene e colorivaditmte 
rosee la sua pelle trasparente dal candore vellutato delta camelia... 

MQuesta belta malaticcia sedusse Bodolfo .,.Mz queUo chepiu lo resero irmamorato 
pazzo di madamigella Mimi furono le sue manine che essa sapeva, anche tra le 
faccende domestichey serbare piu bianche di quelle della dea delPozio.w 



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FIRST ACT 



IN THE ATTIC 
Spacious window from which one sees an expanse of snow- clad rooffei, on left a fireplace. Atable^asmall 
cupboard^ a little book- case^ four chairs^ a picture easel^ a bedj a few books^ many paoks of cards^two candle- 
sticks. Door in the middle; another on left. 

(Curtain rises quickly. Rudolph and Marcel - Rudolph looks pensively out of the window 
Bfarcel works at his painting *^The Passage of the Red Sea'' with hands nipped with 



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apiacere 



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Que - sto Mar Bos . so mi ammolJi . see e as , si . rf^ „ ra 

a Tempo 



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As if a - down my hack a 
CO ^me sead ^ dos . so mi pio^ 




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BIARCEL 



(goes a little way back from the 
easel to look at the picture) 



stream were flowing 
^ves , sein stiLle. 



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But^ in re - veng'e a Pharaohwill I drown. 

Per ven,di . car ^ miaf - fo.gounFa^ra _ on!. 

A a Tempo 




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RUDOLPH I<o sfcesso movimento 




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ris _ ing^, See^how the smoke from thou ..sands of chim _ neys floats 
bi gi guardo fulmar dai mil - le co^mi^gnoM Pa ^ 
liO stess o movim ento , 

A--^ zrSI--^ '':^A<^ ^'^-- ^^ 




RUDOLPH 



(pointing- to the fireleBS stove) 




up _ ward 



And yet that stove of ours No 

e pen ^soa quel pol . tro . ne d^un 




RUDOLPH 




fu , el seems to need, the i , die ras - cal! _.... Content to 

vec^chio ca ^ mi ^ net ,to ingan .na ^ to , re che vi,vein 



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live in ease, just like — a lord! 

- zio co^mewi gran si.gnorf 

a Tempo 




MARCEL 



*Tis a ve.ry long^iiiine since we paid his law.ful 
Le sice ren^di^teo ^ ne ^ ste dannpez .zonon ri. 




Of what Tise are the for - ests, all white 
QneLle sciocche fo^re . ste che fan 



nder the snow?.. 
sot Jo la ne - ve? 



MARCEL 




MARCEL 



Lo stesso movimento 



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poco rit. 



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Rn . dolph,let me tell yon a fact that o - ver. 

,dol . fo.to vo ^ glio dir , . ti un mio pen , sier pro. 
Lo stesso movimento 



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(approaching' Marcel) a Tempo 



MARCEL 



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(blowing on his fingers) 



apiacere 



And I^ Mar- 
Fd iOy Mar. 



.comes me 
^/on , do: 
I a Tempo 



Tm Sim -ply frozen. 
^ Houn f red, do ca.ne. 




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RDDOIiPH 



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»cel, tote quite candid 
^cely 71071 ti na^scofido 



Fveno faith in the sw^eatof my brow. 
chenoncre^doalsu - dor del , la fron . te. 




MARCEL 



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AH my fingers are 
Hogftiao^ ciaJe le 



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ta... 



Just as if they'd been touchJngthat 
quasi a/n . cor le te _ nes . si im.moL 




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Tonching* that block of mar 
gnuinquelja grcm ghiac^cia 



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_ k» f t -ft ♦hea.vB8alongBt^,layiiig aside his paletteajidbru9heB,aDd ceases painting) 



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sempre in tempo 



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MARCEL 



Ah! love's. 
Va^ mor 



a stove con. 
eun COL , mi . 



false Mu - set^ta! 
di Mu . set . tal 



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-sum-ing' a deal of fu , el 
-y^^- to che sciu - «?a trop.po... 

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Where the 

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Too quickly! 
...^ i;^ fret - to/ 



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P^ As the one hecomes ashes^ 
Pu.no brudain'un soffio. 



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MABCEL 



a Tempo 



MeanLwhile^ in here we're fro-zen 
Ml in, tan . to qui si ge .la,.. 




UAACEL 



The Fire must be lig'hted: 
Fuo^co ci vtw^le... 



dy^img of hung _ er! 
muo^re dH , ne . dia! 



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(seizlnar a chair ao4 about to break it up.) (Rudolph energeticaUy resists 

^ * Marcel's project ) 




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have it! 
-spet.ta.. 



This crazy chair diall save us. 

sa - cri.fi , chiam la se 



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RTOOLPH (joyous at an idea which has seized him) 



(Runs to the table and f^om below 
he lifts a bulky manuscript) 




KARCEL 



Eu 
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re . ka! 



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Yes! 
Sit 



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You've found it? 
Tro .va. stiP 




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A Tempo come prima 



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A Tempo come prima 



When gen - ins is reus - ed, i . 
A - gr^J^ , sa Vin ^ ge . gno. Vi . 



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de - a vam.piin fiam - ma (pointingr to hie picture) 



No; 

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Let's burn the Red Sea!.,, 
BruMamoilMar Bos ^ so? 




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thinkwhat a stench'twonld oe _. cas 
Pus^za la te ^ la di -. pin 
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dram - may.. VardenJe mio dram ^ mq__jid seal ^ 




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RUDOLPH 



a Tempo 




Doyounieanto read it. ""Twill chill us. 

Vuoilegger-lo for . se? Mi ge _ li. 

a Tempo _ 




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paper inflame shall be burn _ ing the soulto its heaven re _ turn _ ing-^greafc 
ce.tier la car . ta si sfal . di e Vestrori.voli a'moi cie . li. Al 




a Tempo 



apiacere 



RiroOLPH^'^*'* importance) 



loss^but the world yet must bear it 
se, colffran dan ^ no mi^ nac . cia,,.. 

a Tempo 



when Rome is in 
e Roma mpe , 



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RUDOLPH 



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(gives Marcel a portion of tlie manuscript) 



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peril! 



(with exaggeration) 



MARCSL 






WelUhere is the 
A te VaiUo 



Great soul! 
Gran cor! 



J5j a Tempo 




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RUDOLPH 



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^i - mo. 

MARCEL 



Tearit. 
Straccia . 



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set fire to a part of the maniiscript thrown into the fireplaee.then both draw up their chairs and 
sit down, delightedly warming themselves .) 
"RUDOLPH _^ 




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How joyous the rays! 

Che lie^ to ha . gltortjg^ m, m m. 



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How cheerful the 

€he lie .to ba~ 



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(The door at the back openg violently and Colline enters wokiiig frozen, 
stamping his feet and throwing angrily on the table abuudle of books 




COLLINS tied up in a handkerchief.) 

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Sure Jv miracles 
Gia i&Ujipoea^ 



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A-po-caJypiicare dawningl 
- lisseappa^ri^cono i se^gni. 



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COLLING 



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Christmas eve they ho-nourby al _ low . ing no pawning! 
gior - no di Vi . gi - lianon s'ac ^ cet ^ ta , no pe^gntf 



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Gently, 
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Whatsthafc?afire,eh? 
U^ nafiammaJa! 




RUDOLPH 



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is my drama 
da il mio dramma. 

COLLINE 






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In blaies, 
,al fuoco. 




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tro . vo scin . til „ lanJe, 




RUDOLPH 



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Brevity's deemed a 
La hrejoi . ta, gran 



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Too short its phrasesl 
Ma du ^ ra po^co. 




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treasure. 
pregio. 

COLLINE 



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Your chair pray give me, 
Au . ^0 - r^,« me la 




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COLLINB 



These foolish entr*. actes mere . ly make us 
QtieMHn^ter ^ mez - jsi fan mo.rir dH^ 



Au-thor. 
se^dia. 



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Here is the next act. 

At . to se ^ con ^ do. 



shiv.er. Quickly! 
.ne. dia. Pre. sto. 



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^^ (Rudolph tears up the manuscript and throws it on the fireplace, the flame rovWes.CoUine moves his chair 
nearer and warms his hands,Rudolph is standing near the two with the rest ot the manuscript . ) 

Lo etesso movimento 
BtARCEii Sostenendo a Tempo 



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ColouBhow 
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Lo stesso movimento 

Sostenendo 



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Howdeep the thought is! 
Pensier pro.fon . do! 



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JdARCEL 



In that blue Rmoke my dra . ma is 
In quel, Paz , zur . n> ^t> . zolan. 



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-lor! 



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dy - ing full of its love scenes ar_ dent and new,. 
-guen . te sfu.ma un'ar- den . te see _ na d'a.morL. 



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Those were all kisses ! 
La c'e.ran baei! 



A leaf see crackle 
Scoppiettaunfofrlio. 
rit. aTfempo 



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%t once I desire to 



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Three acts at once I desire 

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On . ly the daring can dream such visions, 
Tal degliavda^ci Vi^dea sHn.te.gra, 




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pOLPH (applaad enthnsiastically) 





Dreams that inbright flame soon dis.ap . pear. 
Bel - loin al ^ le . gra vam . pa 8va - nir. 



MARCEL 



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COLLINE 



Dreams that inbright flame soon dis. ap . pear. 
Bel . loin a/- le - gra vam . pa sva - mr> 



Dreams that inbright flame soon dis.ap . pear, 
Bel . loin al^ le . gra vam . pa wa - nir. 



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MARCEL (the flame diminishes) 

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Godsl cee the leaves well nigh perished! 
Bio,,, gids'abbas - 5a la fiam,ma. 



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How vain is the diu. ma we 
Che va . no,chefra .gi^le 






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cherifihedl 
dram^ ma! 




BCARCfiL 



pp motto roll, 



Tney crackde^tneycurlup^they die! 



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Ota scricchiola^increspa^si, muorL 
dim. e rail, motto ^ 



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X apiacere 



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Allegro 



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The Aattior! now, downwithhim we 
^ . bas . «o, od . bos. so Va . u 



cry!., 
- tor!.. 



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The Author! nuwy down with him we ' cry!.. 
Jb ^ bas^so^ ab ^ bas^so I'a^ ti . ^ ^or/.. 



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(From the middle door enter two boys^oBO b^artoir food, wine and cigars, the otherafo^otof w«>od. 
At the noise, the three at the fire turn round^and with a cry of wonder they dart on the provisionB 
borne by the boys and deposit thwn on the table; Colline takes the wood and carries it near the stove.) 

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ICARCEL 



s 



Pnel! 



I M' » y 



COLLINB 



a 



Wine, tool 

Si - g&rilgr^^o 

(surprised) y | 






a^ 



ben ritmato 



^ 



1^ 



Ci- 

Bor- 



^ 



f 



n r r[^ 



^ 



J, J- 



JPP 



^^ 



^^ 



^ 



f 



< M ^ 



RUDOLPH gridato 



(dusk is falling) 



(enthusiastically) 




Fuel! 
Legna! 



MARCSL 



s 



All the lux. 
Le do.vi . 



u-ry 

zied'u 



4)f Giristnias we are 
,na fie^ ra il rfe. 



M 1^]? 7t | / .r ffif [i f p i r I? f ^ 



COLLINE 



Bordeaux! All the lux. u-ry of GUristmasweare 

Bordb! Le do^vi , zied^u^na fie^ra il de^ 



M'«ll I'^vi » 



*^r g i r ti f J ir pf M 



-gars! 



All the lux- 
Le do.vi 



u. ry 
zied'u. 



of Christmas we are 
fwf fie^ra il de- 




11B4S4 



2S 



RUDOLPH 



ffii f |i J 7 l ily \ i 



m 



destined yet to know. 
,stin ci de . sti . no. 



(Exeunt the two boys) 



HAECEL 



"}•»)) r I r f \ ^ yu 



fa. ted yet to know. 
^sttn ci de - sti - no. 

(enters with a triumphant air.) (throwing* some coins on the ground) 
SCHAUNARD fonanfe 



^' UUr r ir i r g r r 



COLLINE 



^ Such wealth in the ha. lance Outweighs the Bank of 
La ban^ca di Fran - cia per vo - i si sbi^ 



y'H f p t i lit y Tl y 



fa. ted yet to know. 
-stin ci de . sti - nd. 




m 



MABCEL 



SCHAUNARD 



i 



(Picking up the coins) 



Prance. 

- Ian - cia. 

COLLINE 



(incredulously) 

jt y ii J) I 



mjZ 



^ 



Tin me . dais? in. 
Son pez . zi di 



' i' n M 1^ M r I 



3them,i 



Thentakethem,thentakethem ! 
Rac^cat^ta, roc ^ cat ^ ta/.. 



T ^\* f 



rrj 



m 



^^ 



r f r i r 



^ 



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^ 



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34 

AUDOLPH 



^ 



MARCEIi 



3i 



(bowing:) 



King Louis PhL 



a^ 



± 



^ 



spect them! 

" '^^ - '*^' •(showing ojfe to Marcel) ^ 
SCHAITNARD ^ridato ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 



You're (ieaf,then? orljlind? What &ce do they show? 
Sei sor.doP.. Sei lip.po?.. , Quest' uoniochi e? 




A 



)OLPH 



M M M 



S 



^ 



m 



.lippelto my monarchi bow. 
- lip.potM'inchinoalmio Rel 

MARCBL 



Shall King Lou . is Phi.Iippe at our 
Sta Lu , » _ ^* Fi . lip > jpo a« 



S 



f ff i f r f 



^ 



^^ 



Shall King Lou . is Phi.Iippe at our 
Sta Lu ^ i - gi Fi ^ lip ^ po ai 



SCHAUNARD 



s 



f Pif r fi £ 



^ 



Shall King Lou . is Phi„lippe at our 
Sta Lu ^ i - gi Fi^ Up - po ai 



COLLINE 



s 



f-H^ i f r 7 | E 



^ 



*EE3 



fei 



Shall King Lou 
Sta Lu - f 



m- :^ 



is Phi-lippe at our 
gi Fi ^ lip ^ po ai 



£ 



^^ 



W 



# 



i 



^ 



S 



i^rji 



3^ 



^ J^J J ^ 



^ 



s" 



f 



r- 



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RUDOLPH 





(They place the money on the table) 



25 




MAHCEL 



feet thus lie low? 
no * strL... pie! 



SCHAU 



feet thus lie low? 
no_^ stri.... pie! 



feet thus lie low? 






feet thus lie low? 
no ^ stri.... pie! 




(continues to recoant his good luck; the others Ao not listen to him,hut go on arranging ererything 

SCHAXJ. o» ^e *^ble) _ jy^ 



'Mi l > sip pplf VI ^ u 



»#^ 



\ p r Mh-'^-i'* ^^ 



% 



Now rfl explain; 
Or vidi^ro: 



This gold here^ or ra^thersUver 
queM^o^ro... o m^gtia,a/rgento . 




MARCKL 



m 



(putting wood on the stove^ 



^irsttlie stoveio re 



U 1 i. 



SC HATJWABD M* 



First the stove to re - plenish. 
Bi^saU^diamBil ca - ndno! 



COLLINE 



has 
ha 




its own no ^ hie sto.ry. 
la stiubrajvai^storia... 




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S6 



m i I r F iT r f I r 1 1 T I f T 



COLLINl 



"Twas an Eng: . lish . man, then, 
I. . Un in ^ gle - se^un $i . gnoVf 



Lord. 
Lord^ 



suffered 




MARCEL 



SCHAUNARD 



s 



(throwing; Colline's books from the table) *»;»*»'« 

Via! 



t 



£ 



■,JOi.M ^P^-g^^^ 



y I H 



or Mi - lord as may be, 
o Mi . lard che si - a, 



De_sired a mu - si.cian. 
voleaunnmjsi . ci^sta... 

A_ 




MARCEL . L L x^e 



uereisthe food? 
Ve^sca do _ v^e? 



^ 



SCHAUHARD 



Let US fiimish the ta . ble! 
Pr^^pajrva^mo la ta.voJa! 



'yk i 1 > 



4 



i 



^ 



m 



m 



p^^ 



COLLINE 



I fiewtohim. 
lof vo _ to/ 



m 



gridato 



i^ ^ *^ H \ 



There! 
La. 




yHj ^r i-r r ¥ i 



i 






1 



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' r 



3^^ 



2eE 



^3 



S 



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aAjvOJuju 



JMf 



gridato 



v^\, F V 1 j^^ 



(th^y make up a ^reai fir» iH th« stove) 



Here! 
Qua 

SCHAUNABD 






13 



I pay my homage; 
E niipre ^senJo. 



fe 



^ 



Ac^cep-ted, I en. 
M^ac^cet - to, ^/t do 



w 



-J^ '"" ^-^ =^ 



E 



F* 



:^ 



f 



} V f 



PP ' 



brillanfe 



'>k Jvj* 



*i 



^ 



^ 



^^ 



B^ 



* 



MARCEL 



(they arrange the viands, vhile Rudolph lights the other candle) 



t r r hu ^^ 



m 



SCHAUNARD 



And here's a pie,toof 
Pastic^cio dolce! 



w ^ 



^ 1 1 I •i ^i 



^^ 



I start 



-quire. 
jman - 



,do. 



When 
A 



shall Ave start flie 
qzLO/n^do le le ^ 



COLLINE I 

yih. t ^ f M I F F ■* i 



I 



Here's cold roast heef . 
Ar ^ ro^sto ^ freddot 




'^iS. i j't ^ 



t jg . j 



fes^S 



m: 



33E 



3^ 



SCHADHARD 



i w ^ y M ^ t V 1 ^ 




. sons? 



When I seek him, in 
mi pre - sen . - to, wictc^ 




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28 

SCHAUNARD 




an.swerto my ques . tiorf'Wlien shall we staxt the 'iw . sonspfe" 
-cet^taegh dolman . do: a guan.do le le ^ zio , m? Ri ^ 




SCHAUNARD 



rail. 



a Tempo 




answersT^ow, a4i once! 
^spondePInco - ndnjoiamL 



U -y jt P I 



"jTISt 

^Gvat 










4Uj4 



W 



hij. 



^ r^ 




f 



SCHAtmARD 



*>.i>i 17 IT ., IT ^ 




* V (I I 

^> tiaen con. 



look there;'* Bhofwing^a par - rot that on the first floor ltangr> .^ _„ 

.da.retyt evnpappa.gai . lo nia d . di - taal pri.mo pian, pot sag 



I 




-tinues: "you must play uniil tiiatbird has ceased to live!^ 
.-gnmge: ^^Voi stw ^ na^ re fin ^i^ quel « lo mo^ ri . rehy 




ii54M 



L.PH 



29 



[h ''P P 1? g Pffl"r**Pp'y^l 



marce: 



IkiteDS the room iiufco ^len - dour. 

.^fil.gO.H la SaJa splendida. (pnts the two U^dcandle^on toe table) 



i .Itptp^fflff ^ 



Here are the candles* 
Or le can^de^le! 



^m- yr^ ,^ i ^ff «. f | > -' ffjr- ^N^ 



Thus it be - fel^^^ Three d^ I jJay and yell, 
E fu CO ^si: Suojnai trehmghi di. 

COLLINS 



Then on the servant girl 
Al^lo ^ rausa - i Vm^ 



i 



1 .itp V^g|f f, 1 .| 



s 



E 



What lovely pastry! 
Pa.stic-cio dol.ce! 




SCHAUNARD 



?^ 



:* 



' I ff I r "F r^^ir^ r n Y~T~nf i 

tne charms wliere-with I'm la I den, the charms ^ere^with I m 



try all tne charms where-with I'm la - den, the charms ^ere^th I m 
,can - to di mia pre ^ sen ^m iel lay di mia pre.sen.jsa 




SCHAUNARD 



What? no cloth on the tahie? 
Man.giar senza to . vaglia? 



The 
II 



la - den. I fas-cinate the mai-den. 
bel _ la... Af . fa.scijnai Van. eel- la... 



W^ 




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M M M [y-gj 



m 



MARCEL 



JoiLjstitu_tion_al! 






Excellent paper! One eats ainealand 
Ot^ti^ma carta.,. Si mmigiaesi di . 



fEgEJ : 



JS 



m 



COLLINE 



^dnjstitu.tionlir 



With pars-ley I ap . proach the 

Gli pro - pinaiprez^ze . - - mo. 



^^Co^stitu - zi(utal!yj 




RUDOLPH 



fe 






I "-^- ^ aboi 



(arranging the newspapers as a table-cloth, Rudolph and Marcel 
bring the four chairs to the table while Colline busies himself 
about the eatables) 



SCHAtr.. 



swalloWs news at same time 
^vo^rau^n^ap.pen^di ^ ce!^ 



m 



1 I t\i 



i 



i: 



^7V 



bird. 



His beak Lo . ri 
Lo - ri - to al ^ lar 



to o-pens, 

go VaAij 



^m 



Lo. 

Lo. 




_ri _ to^ wings outspread, Lo >ri _ to opens Ms beak, A lit _ tie piece of 

.ri.todllar . gbVa _ /», Lo. ri. toil bee . coapri, _ Vh po . co di pregL 

a iBinpo , A >- >• 



B^ y n -j-^~v"| Ji^ '^ ^ '^ I j^^ ^ J! ** ^ I ; - 



I 






risoluto 



poco cUlatTg: 



}\ 'i H i ) y "^ 



J^T^ if- 



i VFF^^^F^ 



IHf j( y 



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(seeing that no one is listening, grasps Colline as he passea wtUi a plate) 

^ __^ 



31 



SCHAUNARB 



. ^ (pettishly) 



parsley gTdps,as So.crates is dead The de_vilfly a. 

.ze.mo^lo, da So. crate mo.ri!. ^Ckeil dia.voJo vi 







-way with you en •tire 
por ^ti tut^ ti qiiun^ 



(seeing the rest in the act of commencing to eat the cold pie.) 

Poco meno ^ ^* IT 




.«/ 



What are yon 
o meuo ^<^ or che 




SCHAUNARD 



(with solemn gesture extends his hand over the pl« and prevents 
his friends from eating it^then takes the eatabkafh>m the table, 




?ff .. ff 



stoi 



do - «, ing? No! dain . ties of this kind Are bi* the storedjop 
/^ ^- teP No! Que ^ ste ci^ba ^ rie so ^ no la sal . me 




and puts them in the cupboard) ft?//.* 
SCHAUNARB p 




a piacere 



fod - der saved for the morrow. JVaflght with gloom and sorrow: l\)diiieal 
-rt - a pei di fu^tu^ri te . ne^ bro^sieojscu^ri, JPhmMrein 




115494 



-.fy^f»iy 



SCHAUNARD 



1 J 1 




tome on the day of Christmas vi-gil, While the Quartier La 
ca ^ sa il di del ^ la vi , gi^lia msfiJreil Quartier La 




.tin em-bel - lish . es Its ways with daint-y food and tempting" 

.ti^no le sue vie ad ^ dob ^ ba di sal ^ sie^ciee lee ^ cor 




Allegretto mosso Jti32 

SCHAUNARD 



X. 



m u 




r^ t! g |[i g 



g 



^ 



B 



relish.,.. 



Allegretto mosso Jcl3*^ 



Jv, 



Mean-while the smell of savoury 
Quan _ do un^o » lejs - jso di frit 



m 



m 



mm 



m 



m 



SCHAUNABD 



^ 



fe 



? P l i ? I? 



^ 



w 



w^^ 



frit - 

Ml - 



_ ters. 
_ le... 



The old street fills with fra-grant o. 
im - bal .sa - ma le vec _ chie stra. 



% jrp 






m 



— ■ * ■ 



a 

^ 



115494 



SCHAUNARD 



(Radoli^ Marcel and Colline Burround Scfaaunard merrily) 



33 




dour 



There^ singing joyousJyj, 
La le ra^gaz ^ ze 



merry maidens ho • ver, 
cania - no con . ten . te 




'Tis the glad -some Christmas eve. 
La vi ^ gi ^ Ha di Na - tall 



MARCEL 
P 



9-1, ff p ir2F ^^^ 



Be 



'Tis the glad .some Christmas eve. 
La vi . gi - Ha di Na . tail 

SCHAUNARD ^ 



^ 



Lner for ec - ho^ eacka stude] 



s 



COLLINE 




Hav ^ ing for ec - ho^ each^a student 
ed hanper e ^ coo ^ gnunatmosiu^ 



t 



£ 



m 



;£ 



'Tis the glad -some Christmas 
La vi - ^« - Ha di Na _ 

ir 



eve. 
to// 



^ 



^ 




^^ 



^ 




^W 



tf 



s 



fffben sostenendoil tempo 




SCHAUNARD 



(solemnly) 



% ^ t 



lo - ver. 
^den _ tel 
8 - 





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84 



Moderate 



scHAU. *• ML' ■£: ^ ^ ^^^ $L ^>^ )>^ ^ ^ 

^, f pff fr |r f f ffff i r ^ I ,, f f^ 



lit _ tie of re_li_gion comrades,! pray. 
po* di re . li-gio.ne, o mieisi -gno.ri: 



Within doors 
**■ bevain 




SCHAUNARD 

V 



% ^ t^ . ^. ^ F ^ 



9, Bill 



I? Tempo (AllegTo brillante) 

^y^ Nj^ (Rudolph locks the door, then all go to 
^ ^ the tahle and pour ottt wine) 



drink we. Bat we dine a 
ca « sa, ma si pran . zi 



.way! 

fuorL 

I? Tempo (Allegro brillante) 





MARCEL 



(all are in amazement) 

apiacere 



m 



I Y ^g g Of . > ^ 



BENOIT 



(two knocks at the door) WhoiS there? 

^-^ (without) Chi e la? 

a piacere a piacere 



m 



nacert 



rVg \i ^i \i ^ 7 ? ll^g 



'Tis II, 
Si pub?,. 



'Tis Be. 
Be-no. 



^ 



s 



m 



w 



f^ 



w 



V 



>- T* =»" 



,^^ 1 , If 4* ^ = 



:i^ 



col canto 



3 



S 



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Allegro vivo J»-15» 

MARCSL 

f'h - ■ 



(they put down 



3& 



p ff f ff i M f-pfr% 



BBNOIT 



"'TIS the laryilordis knockmg', 
n pa^drojne di causal 



!^TT.^ ^ ^ ^ 



_nbit. 




SCEAUNABD 



'>• } > 'J^ g '^ff I ■^'' ■^^' ^ ^^E 



;theda 



COLLINK 



Boltthedoorquicklyl 
U^ciosul nmso. 



^ 



(calling towards the door) 



Nq,thereis no one. 
Non&etws . sujw. 



■> l/TW jtj 



^ 




^ 



?^J^ 



J^ 



7 y # 7 y frTTf y 



SCHAXJNARD 



fe£ 



Ok 



ii 



^ y J F 



t ^ » 



BSNOIT 



^Tis fasfned! 
JE chiuso. 



r\ 



(without) 



^^^ 



m 



^3 



P 



.^:\ 



Give me a 



^ fi'i 



=y=r^ 



■fl"j^ 



/to JT3 



li 



^^^ 



y y iFy y 



BENOIT 



yTT 



^i^ 



± 



word, pray. 
.r<> - la. 




Jr 115494 



36 

SCHAUNAED (after consulting" his friends goes and opens the door) 



^ 



X 



^ 



(Mlvone! 
So. . ta! 



^I> f 4^ E^ 



ly'^flf" 



m^^\ 



^#* 



■' ^-y -f-t-^ 



^ 



MARCEL 



(receiving lilm with great cordiality) 



m 



aptacere Nt p. ^^17 kiT"^ 



Efol.lo! Grivehima 
- /^/ date tuna 



BENOIT (enters smilingly, showing- a paper to Marcel) ^ piaceve 



^m 



fe 



Therent. 
Af-fiUo! 




RUDOLPH 



Andantino mosso JtIOO 



« 



_£_ 



gggg^ 



Quickly. 
Presto. 



BIARC£L 



(offers Benoit a glass of wine) 
Pa 



yMt ^' 



^ 



1 



< t y t 



seat/riends. 
se . tfia. 



SCHAUNAED 



^ 



(with gentle firmness insists 
on his situing down) P 



Some 
Vml 



fei 



1 



^ 



BENOIT 



^s 



(defending himself) 
P 



Sit downT 
Seg.ga, 



n n ^hil 



^^ 



^ 



Donottrouble^ I begyou. 
TVi?/^ ^^« cor^re. Vor. re^i... 



18 



Andantino mosso ^•^loo 




p7^ ?^' F^^p ^ F ^ ^ ^ 7 r 7 ' ^"^ 



r 7 



116404 ^ 



3* 



RUDOLPH 



M^ i t r'=^ \ h y ^ 



fBepuit^ Rudolph^ Maroel and Schaunard seated. CoUine standings.) 



m 



Your health! 
Toe - chiamo! 



(AU drink.) 



MARCEL 



^fc^ 



-^=^=EE^ 



-m 



Bordeaux? 
be.re? 



COLLINE 



^ffi 



i 



n 



Si 



Yourhealth! 
Tocchiamo! 



BENOIT 



^pa; 



M, 



Thankyou! 
Grazie! 



fei 



i 









^t^ra 



?f3 



uj r -^ 
^i^ — 



f" 



^i 



i 



i 



i 



M ^ M ^ ' F ^ ^ ^ 7 y ' ;T7f" ' f ^ ' ^ 



RUDOLPH 



# 



te 



< ff r r 



SCHAUNARD 
51 



^ 



Goodhealth! 
Tocchiam! 



4- f y-i- 



BENOIT 



^ 



Jrmkup! 
Bejva! 



(Puts down his glass and turns to Marcel 
showing him the document) , ^_ ^ 



I ^ > g 1^^^ 



^=^=4^ 



^ 



^ 



'Tis the quarter's rent I call for. 
Quest's I'ul _ /*■ _ mo tri . me , stre.. 




k 116494 k 



38 

KUDOLPH 

it 



te 



(raiBlnff his glass) 



i i i 



m 



MARC£L (ingenuously) 



Your 
Toe, 



'^^\^ r vr ^ 



Glad to hear it. 
N%o piace - re. 

SCHAUNARD 



(intermpting hitt) 



^ 



All . oth - er tip 



I y i 



E 



All . oth - er tip - pie. 
An » CO. ratm^or ^so. 



BENOIT 



^ 



^ 



^ 



te^ 



Jci 



^ 



andthererare 



Thankyouf 




RUDOLPH 



tt|y 7 » j t 3 



(all touchi ng Benoit^p glass ) 



V'^f Ij f ^ f^ 



^ 



&P 



health! 
^chiam! 



Here's toyQurgoadhealth^Sirl 
^/ - //z fiua sa ^ lu . te! 



MARCEL 



^ 



(raising h is glass) 



r^'WJvOr'^^ ^ 



[th,Sir 



Here 'stoyour good heaKh^Sir! 
Al - /«* .vtt« .<?« , lu ^ te! 



SCHAUNARD 



^ 



j /V . '^ 



ire's 1 voiirerood healEn, Sir! 



COLLINE 



V^^tj , ! ' < ft p 'ip 

Yolirhes 



Here's t o yoiirgood healEh^ Sir! 
Al . la sum sa . lu ^ te! 

(raising hi s glass) 



boyourg-oodhealtn.Sir! 



^3E 



Yo*urhealth! Here's to your good healthy Sir! 
Tocchiam! Al . /« .<?«« .va , lu - te! 




f »r7>^ ^ ' -,,' IT r. fFF 



Ur.l^9*i i( 



(They sit and drink; 

Colline takes the stool 

«^«^,™ near easel, and sits 
BEKOIT d^^ ^iJ^ 



39 



(addressing Harcel.) 




MARCEL 



^ 



jSn. 



(Showing Benoit the money on the table) 



m 



1 



^ 



E 



± 



g« 



BENOIT 



^ 



F%- ifv?r $ 



To keep it I in-ten(Led. 
^ FroTTiLfded or manten^go. 



endjed. you have promised 

ficorso.... mi promt - w,.. 3^ TemDo 



f # J^^ 



vg^'p'^ |..JTi'ip |..JTlfi l ,. ^ 



s 



saa 
^ 






^ 



(7\ 



w^ 



i 



m^ 



3^ 



m 



^ 



RUpOLPH (with amazement aside to Marcel) 



^^ 



m i 7Ji J y 



i 



Art mad? 
Chefai!? 



MARCEL 



(to Benoit; without 
noticing the two) 

semprein tempo 



^ 



^ 



if^^ 



m 



HastseenitFThen 
Ha vLstofOr 



SCHAUNARD 



(aside to Marcel) 



^ 



^ 



B 



I 



Fy=y 



ffl 



What do you? 
Seipazzo? 



^^ 




!{ f >W y/ 1 



I 



^ 



»» j» 7 j^ ^ 



i 



fe^ 



MARCEL 



^m 



*r- ^f f It i ir'-if f"|ir"vrTi i ,iirt 



fii.H-ii"rf g 



j^ 



te 



^ 



give your care a res ^ pite and join our friendly 
via re^atiunifnjo ^ men . to in no^stracom ^ pa-^ 



#i^ l T i t i[ 



^ 



^fi^i^ii"* a 



i^ 115494 



Jc 



40 



Andantlno Jrse 



MARCEL 



(resting his elbows on the table) 
Appenq Meno 



con mar cat a intemsione. 



circle. 



i 



^^^^^^ 



19] -^'''' , 

/s J. 11 Andantino J =56 



ff 



^^ 



^m 



Tell mehowma-ny years 
i?i - ca:qvanfanni ha 

Appena Meno 



i 



£ 



s 



i* 



t 



r^/Z: 



^ 



f 



^ 



se 



^^ 



f^T^ 



RUDOLPH 
MARCEL 



r^N M i'l 



^ 



^^ 



^ 



Our ownagejess or 
/S^ ^^i;^ la nosirae^ 



¥ 



^ 



Boast you of, my dear Sir?.. 
ca _ TO fiignorBeno - //.?. ^ 

BENOIT pa/rlato M. 3 



^ 



^ 



i 



I — 5^ — I 



£ZJLt _ ua^ ^^^^ 



My years? Spare me I pray. 
Glhnni? Per ca.ri^td! 




RUDOLPH 



M 



m 



(while they make Benoit chatter^ they fill up his glass 
inimediately that it is empty) 



i 



MARCEL 



»t 



;ei 



mote? 
Jd. 



(lowering his voice and with mis - 
^chievous tone of half-spoke npro„ 
t esting ) 



^^ 



tipr< 



Se 



colline 



^ 



rfTTlH^ 



Tbthjer 
L'altra 



^^ 



BENOIT 



parlato ^ 



I 



J"»ii"it ■> I'-f-^ n f Ti 



He say^tis less or more . 
Ha det.to Siu e giu. 



Muchmore^ verymuchmore. 
Di piu^ molto di piu. 




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41 



MARCEL 



m 



m 



T y ? g g y I" *^ 



even-ing 



at Mabille I caught him 

alMa,biL,.Vhan col . to 



In a pas«sag*eof 
in pec^ca - ^o «?^<2 - 



^^m 



i.je- 



fT TjJ"^"-^ 



^^ 



F 



^ 



i. 



^ ^ '^ 



MARCEL 



^ 



^ 



i? 



love. 
^mor! 



Lt Mabille. "Tbth-er even _ ine- I 



BENOIT 



^ ^ 



(uneasy) 
parlato 



At Mabille 
al Ma - Ml 



ing- 
I al . tra .te _ _ ralhan 



Me? 




MARCEL 



^ 



. /r 



^^ 



^ 



(flattering: himself) 



caught you, De-ny? 
col^ - /<7. JVeghi! 

SCHAUNAKI) 



I 



Shewas lovely. 

^6';/a donna! ^^i^P^^^^j*^, 

the shoulder) 



^B 



i 



i 



Jt!i 



BENOIT 



^ 



h.'' l !F F ^ 



(half drunk suddenly) 



Brie. 



/?>. 



Bychaucetwas. 
i/>^ (?a . ^o. 



^^ 



=1 



Ah! ve-ry. 
Ahfmolto. 




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4S 

RUDC 



f 'l^ r .h Ji JU \ t y J\ p 



nh < £ 



MARCEL 



^RCEI 



Old rascal! 
Bric^cojnel 



Old rascal! 
Briccone! 



^ 



* F ff M *1^ i 



SCHAUNARD 



He 8 anoakfcree. He^s a 
U-naquerciaL..un can^ 



raajoal! 



r ff [T Cf / 



(slaps him on the 
other shoulder) ^ JV 



Oldraajcal! 
Bricco^ne! 



COLLINE omer snomaer; m g}^ 



Vile se - dii_cer! 
Sedut - to.re! 



M 



, 4 



'i i '» C/, f '^I 



J3, 



^^ 



^^^ 



^gi 



^J 



s 



4 



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I 



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g 



RUDOLPH 



[Vi* < F [T-pr^ 



^& 



He has goodtastethen. 
Iftimno habuonguMo. 



rail. 



MARCEL 



V>ii"> y M ;^ 



fff Mnt^r h'^'^imA 



cannon. 

SCHAUNARD 



^ 



i 



HerhairwascurJy auburn With ar-dent 
ilcrinricduJoe fulvo. Bi gon^go^ 



^^ M < i ^te 



BENOIT 



ag^ 



(laughing) 



Oidknave. 
Briccon! 



^ 



^ 



1^ 



^ 



ha! 
ha! 



ha! 



i 



a 



raU. 



B^^ 



«tt3f 1 



HB« 










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MABCKL 



^m 



Lo steBSo movlmento J-J> 

i 



43 



f f \ ^-h T J \r r i ^ 



BENOIT 



^ 



speed leaped he joyous to her em _ bra . ces. 
^la^ ^va ar . zil . lo^ pet - to ^ ru ^ to. 

(with increasing exultation) 



Sostenendo 



m 



Old 



30 liO stesso movlmento J=J« 



J''''' II iJ J I J 



PP Sostenendo 



Pt'iMi^J^J. Jg 



« 



£7r^^. ^ accelerando poco a poco 



^m 




^^= 






RUDOLPH 



stringendo 

(with ironica l gravity) 



fe 



SCHAUNARD 



Ar-dentwith joy he sprang to her em - 
Ei gon^go -la - vaar ^ jsu - toe pet - to . 



Ar-dentwith joy he sprang to her 
Ei gon.^ -la ^ vaar^ zu - toe pet 



ne bpraiig' tu iicr em - 

vaar^ jsu - toe pet - to 



COLUNE 



f f7 f r P I Cr r r ~7^ 



BENOIT 



Egr^Tgni 



r r r 1 ^ - 'i^ I r — ^ — 

Ar-dentwith joy he sprang to her em - 

Ei gon^o .la - va ar- jsu - to e pet . to . 

stringendo 



^ 



am I, hut ro - bust yet. 

vec - chio^ ma ro . in - Mo. 




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44 

RUiyOLPH 



k Lr l^ -i 



B 



-bra _ ces. 
.ril _ lo. 



string: e cre.<t. 



MARCEL 



JH^!^ ? 



gz- i f fr 1^ 




m 



schaunab; 



iS 




To him she yields her wo _ 
Ea lui ce » dea^ la fern 



man^s love and truth, 

_ mi _ nil.,.,.,,, vir^tu. 



^ 



SI 



bra _ ces. 
•ril - lo. 



COLLINE 



^:.!.L -^ 



I 



m^ 



w r f- 



_bra - ces. 
.n7 - lo. 



.string-, e ores. 




^^P 



Piu mosso 

3 E NO IT (in very confidential style.) 



^ 



f 



m 



g£ ^w ^if -f r 7 1 -^^ 



BaslJul 



Bash-fulwas I in youth; 
Ti.mido ingio.ven - ^w, 

Piu mosso 



Now I 
o - ra. 



can go tliepace,tboiig:h 
me ne ri-pa _ g-oL 




BBNOIT 



(parlato) 



^fr^ 



J^ ff i i r i I ir> r Mr ^^ ^ 



^ 



4t 



You know 
Si ^'^Uj 



thatmy one de. light is.. a mer - ry dam. 

eu-no iiva - go qtcalche, don ^ net - taal^le - 



^ s, g_J 



il 



i 



^Jf 1 ^^ 



i 



^ 






iiiO 



tf f L£,r 4^ 



ji=^ 



^ 



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BENOIT 



(accentuated) 



n ^ h Fr-nr-T^ ^ 



Piu mosso 
Pi 



4S 



f^ II 8 r-^ 



i y I y 



m 



^ 



ft: 



sel, 
gra.. 



You know 
e tmpo'... 



p^n^f^%u^ 



M 



I 

Non 



do not ask a 
Piu mosso 



VW- 



% 



V y i V V 



7 7 L^ 7 y 



cres.molto 



e string. 



f 



v#l7 "Pr^ 



^p r p 



» r ^ip p V ^ 5fe 



P 



y y L Y y 



BENOIT 



ralL 



'yi\ r M i'p i r P p J^m p p^ j 



£ 



i 



corf a 



P 



@ 



whale, nor worldmap to studjr, Nor like a fiill moon,a face round and rud _ dy,Bnt 
le , na un mappamoTudo o un vi^ so ton ^do da lu ^ . na pie « na.ma 



^ 



*i v^hi v ^^ 



I 



i*fi y 



]^ 



Jt3t 



*^ 



If. 



s 



^ 



^ ^-f; 

^ 



y' ra//. 



^ 



jCN_ 



=?=^ 



^?=F 



yy^ y 



^ 



-^y— r 



=y=^ 



^?=r 



BENOIT Sostenuto 



parlato 



a Tempo 



_z: 



^^i>,>^ T P r PJ^ ? M P I p V y ^ y h -a 



i 



^ 



leaimess,downright leanness, No, No, No! 
ma^gra, pro^prio ma^gra, no, poi no! 
Sostenuto 



Leanwomens^ 
Le donne 



^^ 



M 



\ ^^ 



^ 



^^ 



T^^ 



j»-i- 



f^K 



^ 






!?■ t 



/y' 



a Tempo 



I 




i 



^_ , _^ 



'm 



±rt 



y""^_ y ^ ^ 



y 



BENOIT 



j:?<?ra njf//. 



Lento 



w^Hfr ?ir- r pir nr pip pnjiii.i i ^v s i 



claws ofientimes are serat _ chy.Thdr tem-per somewhat catchy. Full of 
ma-gresongrat-ta.ca . pt e spes.so so . pra.ca-pi... e son 



^^'h p y yp y y I p V y p y Tl r? V It y y U y!\ ^ 

i^ leggeriss. pOCO TOli; ppp 



^ 



» 



^S 



^ 



/ 11549* i 



46 

BENOIT 



Allegro Jtl62 






aches too and mourning as my wife is loy 
i?/^ • /2^ ^e do . ^/^^, jJ?e^* ^ . sem ^pio mia 



warn . in^, 
mo - glie... 



^ 



r-"!^ 1^ Allegro .'ifi;:^ 




^s 



E 



^ 



I 



p 



1 



^ 



^j n Kj^#f; 



liar J J ^ 



a 



^3: 



3»- 



€ 



MARCEL 



a 



( bangs his fist down on the table and rises; the others follow his example; Benoit 
looks at them in bewilderment ) Sostenuto 

con forsa 



r If I 



t T P 



A wife poss - ess , ing, yet 
Qtte.st*no~moha tjw _ glie e 

Sostcnuto 




RUDOLPH 



con forza 



Sostenuto 



£ 



p'p i r "' g 



MARCEL 



His vile pol . lu ^ tion em-pois - ons our 
E am,inor^ba,e ap , pe . sta la no^stra <?. 



'.Mil r r | F ^E^^ 



thoughts con . fessingini-pure. 
scon . cie voglienanel cor! 

SCHAUNARD y. i>. 



^ 



£ 



i 



^ 



COLLINE 



« 



Foul shame 1 
Orror! 



rF=^ 



^ 



Foul shame! 
Orror! 



Sostenuto 



^^ 



m TT 



^^ 



ss 



■ i 1 1 ; i 




/ 11S494 



RUDOLPH 



(Benoit staggeringly rises and tries in vain to speak) 



4» 




honest abode. ^ ^yw^«. 
^nestfj^ magion\}\JS2I^L 

MARCEL ^* -- ^ 



MARCEL ^* ^. :!!: ^ J» ^"---^ 



SCHAUNARD 



With perfume we must fiimigate! 
^Siaobru^ci del ^lo zvcchero! 



-j'ttt I 



^ 



i 



i3^ 



Hence! 
Fuori 



Mo- 

E 






Hence 1 
Fuorl 



r !■ P\^i|i iir 



Drive him forth,the re-probate. 
Si di^scacciil re^probo! 



^^^ 




MARCEL * ^ > 



RUDOLPH , 

li (They surround Benoit, and gradnally push him to th e door) 



P 



^ 



n ^ J' / 



Be si. lent. 
5/ . len^zio! 



SCHAUNARD 



Be si, lent. 
Si^ len^ziof 



m 



')'h ^'' p r B I o r 1 1 f p I p" p" ( 



. ral . i . ty of. fend . ed 
la mo^ra^leof^fe , sa 

COLLINS ^ ^ 



Hence ex -pels you. 
che vi scac^ciaf 



m. 



^ 



^ 



^ 



^m 



fgridando) 



Be si-lent. 
Si - len^zio! 



BENOIT M ^ 



rl±: 



^ 



But saj^ 
/6» rf/... 



to at,.. 




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48 

MARCEL 



m 



Ee 



i 



^ 



^ 



f 



Be silent. 
SLlenziof 



Out^ your lord - ship. 
Via, si ~ gno . r^/ 



SCHAUNARD 



a 



i 



^ 



t 



^ 



p 



Be silent. 
SLlenzio! 



Out, your lord - ship. 
Via, si^gno . re! 



COLLINE 



^ 



^=^ 



^ 



^ 



¥ 



BENOIT 



^m 



Be silent. 

(continually more bewildered) SiJ/€7lzio! 

3 



p=^ 



Out, your lord - ship. 
Via, si^gno . re! 



P P -r ^ 



Sirs, I be^you. 
3Iiei si - gno ^ri,*, 




(pushing Benoit outside the door) 

RUDOLPH Soste?iufo a T empo 



i 



^^ 



^ 



m 



^^ 



Hence a 

Via di 



way! ,., 



MARCEL 



s^ 



j't^aA 



>•••••••••«*«•••••••••••••••• 



i 



^ 



Hence a . 
Via di 

SCHAUNARD 



way!, 
qua!.. 



s 



i 



ii 



^ 



Hence a 

Via di 

COLLINE ^ 

,vM /r r 



wayl 



qua I 



i 



i 



^ 



Hence a 
Via di 



Sostenuto a Tempo 



wayl 

qua! 




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^ 



RUDOLPH 

w 

MARCEL 



49 

(all standing at the door, looking towards the landing of the staircase) 



^^P 



Wish we your Lord . ship a pleas- ant Christmaa. 
,..B buo . na se . ra a vo , stra si^gno^ 

rail: 



-, ■ , — I — —J — — r 3 



SCHAUNARD 



§; 



Wish we your Lord - ship a pleas -.ant Christmas 

...E buo . na se . ra a vo . stra si.gno. 

_ ^ rall:....„ ~ 

-rr T' 7 



v 7 r^ 



COLLIN 



^ 



Wish we your Lord - ship a pleas, ant Christmas 
.,.B buo . na se . ra a vo ^ stra si^gno^ 

p * ^ - - f- "'"' 



Meno 



Wish we your Lord . ship 
...B buo . na se ^ ra 



p' Mr g^^ ^ 



a pleas - ant Christmaa. 
a vo ^ st'^a si^ gno^ 



ff 



^^ 



p V ' ^^ 



i)JP 



p 



* 



dini\ 



^ 



^?= 



.. rflj//,* . 



(returning to the centre of the scene ) 
RUDOLPH^ (laughing) 

flju aTempo ^ 

"•^^ .eve. Ah! ah! ah! ah! 

MARCEL-^'- ^^' ^^' ^^' ^^' 

aTempo (iaughingO 



^^ 



.^2l. 



aTempo(iaughing) /---'5~~~^^ /"^"^ \ # # /- 



:eve. Ah! ah! ah! ah! I have paid the last quart-er. 
c^xTATmrA-x??"- Ah! ah! ah! ah! Ho pa, ga^toil tr% . me^stre! 

aT^mpo(^g£^^^__ ^ 



COLLIN 



-eve] Ah! ah! ah! ah! 
^H^.^ Ah! ah! ah! ah! 

aTempo^^^^igliii^^ 



^^^ 



JH^ 



^ 



-eve. Ah! ah! ah! ah! 
.7^'... ylA/ ah! ah! ah! 

aTempo 



fe^ 



^m^ 



Pd. 



'ectso 



_zri_ 



n\ 



T 



« 



^ 



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60 



MARCEL 



Allegretto J:iie 



i IT ff^ l f f I 



SCHAUNARD 

5^ 



LoRglivethe spen.derl 
Vi^ta chi spen/de! 



^' p" M P P 




In the Quartier La, tin Mo . mus a.waits. 

I AlQnartie^re La .tin ciat - ten - de Mo^mns, 

Allegretto J me 







RUDOLPH 




(They divide the money on the table.) 



r LL£7 ff? r 



J S' p p 1^^ 



SCHAUNARD 

5 



Well di.vide. 
i?/ • vi • diamf 



^=^ 
^ 



We'll the boo-ty di.vide. 
r.nTTT»rT. ^*- vi.diamoil hot. tin! 

COLLINE 



-^2v. 



^ ^' ^ p, Ip ^ 



Well di.vide. 
i?*. t'«. diamf 



-C:^ 




f r f 1 



=: F — — 



Meno 



ATX ^ fViJ 

(holdi ng out a cracked mi rror to Colline) 

MARCEL ^ — :i: — I — \ =-^ -^^ " 



t)^tt ^ "F 7 P 



? 



Beauiy is a gift 
La ci son be I . ta 
y ^ Memo 




lU^ uu 



mnovendo 



heav . en-des . cend . ed ; Now^u are rich^to 
see . 5^ //r// cie - /6>. 6?r che set vie . co , 




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Ht. 5t 

MARCBL f],^ ml A 



de-cen-cy pay tri.bute, Bear! have your mane at . tend - ed, 
badaal^la de^cen ^ za. Or . so, rav ^ via^tiil pe . lo. 



^^ 



rif. 



col canto 



^s 



.12^ 



^: 



s; 



^5 



1;^ 



a Tempo 






^ 



The first chance can find I will make ac . qnaintancewith a beard e. 
Fa^ro la co ^ no ^ scen^za la prisma vol^ta d'un bar^bi , ton^ 
a Tempo 



^ 



^ 



E 



15 



rit. 



^ 



^ 



^ 



e 



E 



s 



coLLiNE a Tempo 



S 






ra-ser. 
*o_ re. 



To ^de me to the monstrous outrage of a barber's 
Gui.da. temialri . di . co . lo ol . traggio d'ttnra . 

Ill 




^W 



COLLINE 




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S2 



RUDOLPH 




MARCEL 



(humorous^fO 






, , We ^ol 

(humorously) a^ S.„^ § 

SCHAUNARD f^ An.dtam! 



^m 



^ I P ^ 7 P I Tn-| 



COLLINB ^.. — ^ 

^" 1 1 r fi . 



We go, 
An . atamf 



we g:o! 
a^^ - atamf 

( humorously 1 



^m 




»?""™Aii(lantlno J.= «2 



W\H^r P 'l ^ p p p J p i .>h r>i h,. |.| I r ^ 

stay here, finish must I the ar.ti.cle for iqy new jour. naf'The 
re . ^/^ per ter^mi^nar Var^ ti^coJo difon^do del ''Ca - 



Andantino J -92 




RUDOLPH 



Beaverl' Five mmutes onhr, I laiow\i'elltiiewoifc, 



-Storo'.' 



MARCEL M. 






Cm.que minmi. Co . noscoil mestier. 



COLLINE 



^^ 



Bequick,then. 
Fa pre ^ sto. 



^te 



We'lIawaitjDu 
T'aspetteremddL 




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RUDOLPH 



^ 



53 

(takes a light from the table 
and goes to open the d6or;Mar_ 
oeljColline and Schaunard go 
out and descend the staircase ) 



p n n 



MARCEL k L it Jt* A 



Five minutes on. ]y 
Cin^que mi^ nu . ti. 



COLLINE 



D e -lay and you'll hear the chorus . 
Se tar . di,u - draiche co^rof 



^ 4 



v'Wj' g P P ^ ^m 



at the porter's lodge- 
-ias^so dal por^ tier. 



i 



to 



^ 




f r- \f'm 




j ^''A'- J \ 



^ 



T 



r" 



rz — ri Allegro vi 



Allegro vivo .(I. tempo) 



You must out short the Beaver's growing talel 

Ta^glia cor^ta la co ^ daal tuo Ca . stort 

■*T _ — J^eI Allegro vivo. (I. tempo) 




/ 115494 / 



S4 



RUDOLPH 



K 



(on the landing near the open door 
holding up the candle) 



F i'lHH^-^ 



MARCEL 



y^i. f ? 1^ P' ^^ 



Go slowlyJ 
A . da^giof 



^ 



keep well to the handrail. 
Tienti al . la rin . ghie^ ra . 




SCHAUNARD 



^p 



(the voices of Marcel, Schaunard and Colline continually receding) 
(ft'om without) . 



)m without) , , \M- 



COLLINE (ft.oni without) 



May the por.ter be 
Ma ^ le ^ det . to por. 




^ 



V :/ H^ 




How pla^ . ing dark tis! 
^^ bu ^ io pe , 5^^/ 



g 



^S 



Sp 



y y 



m 



SCHAUNARD 



'm^ \ , ^p 



T^ 



damned! 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



(crying out) i>- :>- 



(noise as of one falling) 



I have tmn.bled! 
Ac^d, den . ^7 




rapidamente 



Col.llne,areyou dead yet? 
Col ^ li^ne.sei mor^to? 




I ii5ita4 



MARCEL 



(farther off) 



^s 



m 



^ 



M 



56 



r\ 



Come quickly! 
Vien presto f 

COLLiyS (in the distance from the bottom of the staircase) 



m 



mk 



1^ ■> p f \r ^ 



r\ 



m 



Not this time! 
No?i an . cor! 




(Rudolph shuts the door, puts down the light, clears a corner of the table, places on it pen and paper/ 
then sits down and sets himself to write after having put out the other candle which had remained burning.) 




35 



ai 



Allegretto 

(writes, breaks off, thinks, turns again to write) 



^E 



A 



m 



« 



VP 



S=F 



m 



a 



P 



f 



f~ 



(is restless, destroys the writing and throws 




RUDOLPH 






•li ii down the pen) 



« 



(to himself) 



(A timid knock on 
the door is heard) 



M 



S 



< ■> ji ji ji 



^ 



I'm out of humour! 
Non sono in vc . na. 



«bI 



m 



i d J 



■nh , njiJ.^ B 



.iSL 



m 



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6« 



-^^„, Lento 

^}V (without) 



V. V j\ii J-1^ j^ J^ j^ J\ 



f ^ i fL^ 



KUDOLPH 



Pardon. 
Scusi 



tt -y i. "3~T 



(rising) 



Excuse me. My candle's gone 
Digrazia^ mi s'h spento il 



l\^ l i> \ M 



Who's there? 
Chie la!? 
Lento 



'Tisa la.dy! 
U^TM dcrnym! 




MIUI 



^ 



(at the door with an extinguished candle and a kej 



i v J i i J^ J^ 






^ 



w 



^ 



out. 
liime. 
.RUDGIlPH (runs and opens) 



Pray^ would you?.. 
Vor ^ reb^beP,. 



No, I thank you! 
Non occor - re. 



I r JUJ^ JUJiiv I 



rt gff- 



has it? 
Ecco. 



Prayh3 seated a moment. 
S accomodi umnomento. 




MIMI 



All? agitato 

(enters J but is seized with a fit of coughing) 



W 



RUDOLPH 



ia 



(pressing) 



(pressing) 



■« Wi ji J^j) Ji ji ! l it > V p p M r r ^ 



* I beg you enter, 

La pre go, entri . 



All? agitato 



Are you not well? 

Si senate ma . leP 




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MIMI 



p 



' I t J i t 



J J > 



(coughs) 



59 



No... 
No... 

•RUDOLPH 



Nothing. 
nul . la. 



r ^ M Mr 



You are quite pale! 
Ln.paLli . di - see! 




MIMI 



poco rail. 




(swoons, and Rudolph has hard, 
ly time to support her and placa 
her on a chair while she drops 



s 



i 



My breath!.. His the staircase... 
II re . spir. Quelle sea - le.„ 



^ 



E 



J 0^>L-J 



¥p: 



^f ^ h f > ^ 



her candlestick and key) 
RUDOLPH 






r7\ 



(Kmbarrassed) 

a piaeere 



(goes to fetch 



I IS '^' j g g M I r F ^ 

What can 1 do to aid her? A] 



i 



^^ 



^ 



58 



.^ "-». 



CN 



^ 



jCN_ 



^ 



Ahl 
^e? ^ra co^me fdc , c/o.^. Co . 



S 



4: 



j^Ti- 



Allegretto sostenuto "^^^^"f ^^'"'' ^^'^. ^"^^' '^'''""''^ 

RUDOLPH , Z^Tt^o 6J pia cere 

fl f lt ^°^^^^ ^^^ sprinkles it on her face)^ 



l-ft n \ 



s 



^ 



this! 
AUegretto spstenuto 



How ye.ry pale her fa 



^ 



fy pale her face is ! 
Che vi^so d^am^ma -la - ta! 



feE 






p ,K ^77^1:-^^^ 



i 



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/Cn 



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MIMI 

m 



Andante moderato J-88 



(revives) 



m 



RUDOLPH 



Yes! 
Si. 



J) J^ }> \j K I \ l -JlA 



36 



Do you feel better? 



*: 



Andante moderato J =88 



Si sien, te meglio ? 



Here 'tis ve . ry 
Qui c^e tan . to 



^ 



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i 



^ 



F^=r 



^^=. 



i 



m 



¥=r^ 



VP 



^^ 



^^ 



^^ 



^^ 



^FT 



HUDOLPH 



(Mlmi makes signs in the negative) 



J \ ^ ^ }\^ jf \j)j)t i^\p ^ I h g ^^ 



chil - ly. Nearer the fire te seated an instant! 
/red, do, Seg^ga vi^ci^no al fiwco... A^spetJi... 



A lit .tie 
14/n po^ di 



^E^ 



h V ^ 



^ 



^ 



^ 



?^ 



r* 



v^tf J>^ ? 



^^ 



^ 



f=5=^=^F^? 



._ — ^ 



MIUI 



^^S^ 



VP. 



P JM jl ff ) I > ' l |T f 



Thank you! 
Gra^jsie. 



RUDOLPH 



I 



Not so much, please! 

POCO^ PO, CO, 
(gives her a glass and pours out wine) 



Thank youl 
Gra^zie. 



7~jr ff 



M "M ^ 



^ 



^ 



^ 



wme 



fc=:^ 



For you. 
A lei. 



Like this? 
Co . si? 



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MIMI (drinks ) 

1 



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(rising; looks for her candlestick) 



59 



^ 



i=^ 



I F 



^ 



Now please aLlow me to light my candle^mjeeling much 
^ ra per^metta che acceada il Vi . me.E tut Jo pasi^ 



lentamente 
RUDOLPH ■ 

r i I 



^^^ 



a maide 



$ 



How lovely a maiden! 




MIMI 



* 



/CN 



(prepares to go) 



j J) il 



^ 



^^^ 



better, 

RUDOLPH 



t iig j'l p p I 



Yes! Thank you! 

(sees the candlestick on the floor, picks it up, re- 
lights it and hands it to Mimi without speaking.) 



iiSt 



What?&o quickly? 
Tan . ta fretJa f 



i 



n\ 



m 



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i 



^ 



if 



n^ 



1^ 



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¥P 






^^ 



^FF^ 



3!: 



MIMI 



^S 



(outside) 

^ a piacere 



ii^ 



P vv ff I 'l^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



P 



No\^good evening. 
Buona se^ra. 

(accompanies her to the door) 



rail. 

dolce 



aolce ^ ^**v. ^ 



Oh! how 

Oh/ sven- 

(returns suddenly 



to thg Mle) ± ±r 



m 



s^ 



m 



^ 



7 a> =j f T^ 



i 



Now^good evening. 
Buona se.ra. 



^^ 



87 



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j^ 



rail- 



col canto 



^^ 



^^ 



^^=T 



S 



Vl/ 



115 4 bit 



60 



Un poco piu mosso J=:i26 

j^l ^ (re- entering, but stops on the threshold of the door which remains open) 

Jr ]? r I F* — » » f-- m T — 

r ' I I.. Mr f p \p n V \ f ~ 



stu . . pid, how stu . pid,Vhe key of my poor cham.be r, 

-•id - - ta^ sven^ ta - ta! La chiajve del^la stan . za 

Unpoco piu mosso J-i26 




MIMI 



# 



dr 



'^ f M p 



^ 



where can I have left it ? 

do, veVho la ^scia - . ta? 

RrDOLPH 



^ 



Come, stand not in the door 

No7i sti „ a sul ^ Vu , 









5S 



^^ 



S 



PcJf|7c£^ ivrj:;| 



^ 



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^s. 



i 



MIMI 

" fe 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



t 



r '^uir [TfTM tr F 



.way, your can. die is flicli'-ringin the wind... 
^scioz il lu. ?2ieva^€il _ la al ven . 



(Mimi's light goes out ) 



Goodgra.cious! 
Oh Di . 0/ 



^^ 



to. 



dolce. 




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MIMI 



61 



please light it just once more! 
Tor^ 7ii ad accender ^ lo, 

RUDOLPH 



fc 



(Runs with his candle, but as he nears the door his light 
too ia blown out; the room remains in darkness.) 



in darkness. } ^ ^ , 

2 i \^—^^-^ m 



w 



I *f Jy 



Oh dear! 
Oh DioL. 



Now there's mine g-one 
An.cheil mio s'e 



^^ 



U iJ^uf 



^ 



n jJj? 



M 




&. 



m 



p 



s: 



ZZl 



^ 



M ^ ^ 



MIMI 



( groping about she reaches the table 
and deposits the candlestick) 



H » ^ ri \ i z \ ^ ir~F ^ 



BUDOLPH 



Ah! 
Ahl 



i 



and the key where can it be? 
e la chiave o . ve sa _ ra? 

(finds himself near 



\ -h J> 



m 



out, too. 
fipen . to! 



What a 
Bu ^ io 




MIMI 



» y F i rx i^ 



I'm so sor-ry. 
RUDOLPH Di.sgrazia ^tal 

the door and fastens it) 



f 



t 



^^ 




^^fe^ 



P 



nuisance! 
pe ^stot 



Where can it he ?... 
- ve sa - rhy.., 



it:2=2 



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w 



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62 



MIMI 



(with politeness, and advancing cautiou&ly) 




Pray 
Im 



S8 



for - 
por - 



give your tiresome little neigh ^bour. 
tu ^ na e la vi . ci . na... 



I. 



g f If i 6^ »J 



I 



^ 






/Tff: 




^m 






^ 



MIMI 



^ 



> ii ii 



RUDOLPH (Turns where he hears the voice) 



Pray for . give your tire . some 
Im^por . tu ^ na e la vi - 



m 



U Ll\r 



Nothing, I as -sure you I 
Ma le pa . re.K. 




MIMI / , . 



(looks for the key on the floor, sliding over it) 



neigh .hour.. 
ci . na. 

RUDOLPH 



■k 



-Si 



^ 



^ 



Do not men - tion 
Co^ sa di - ce^ 



it, 



I 

le 



pray you. 
^cr _ re! 




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MIMI 



RUDOLPH 



A^ 



62 



^ 



Look for it, 
Cer _ chi 



W 



^ 



^ 



(knocks a^^ainst the 



s^=^ 



L I doice 



I'm look . ing! 
Cer - CO* 



dolce € legato 



^m 



m 



m 



¥ 



# 



7 rn. 



^^ 





^ 






MIMI 



^ 



fc 



RUDOLPH Where can it be? Have you found it? 

table,deposits his candlestick and ^ Ve Sa^VClf,. L%a trO.Va . fo.?. 

searches for the key with his hands on tlie floor) (Finds the key; letw an exclamation' 




MIMI 

m 



^m 



i think so. 
RUDOLPH , ^^ par.ve„ 

I escape; suddenly checks himself and puts key in his pocltet) 



^^ 



i 



^ 



In ve.ry. 
in ve^ri. 




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64 

MIMI 



* 



(searches by feeling) 



RUDOLPH 



Ponnd it? 

Lev • car (feigns to search; 



r-jTT-T 



truth. 
.ta! 



i 



Egg 



m 



s 



s 



rzY. a Tempo 



I 



ffl 



<« 



^ 



^ 



rall.un poco 



V 



^H 



f 



iEjE 




RUDOLPH 

but guided by Mlmi's voice and movement, tries to approach her) 



^^ 



Not yet ! 
Cer - co! 




T-m , 



;z= 



^ ^^ri -j ^ 



(Miml stoops to the floor, 



^ 



i 



rM^ 



^=^ 



f espressivo 



7 



^ 



»J^P-T:a: 



± 



^^ 



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-\n^. 



m 



r 



f 



f 



„,-,, continually feeling; at this moment Rudolph ap. A TiHnr>ti-no «fff+fnn«n J— KR 
M:IMI .preaches her, and s^ooping,his hand meets Mimi's) Anaantino allCttUOSO rf-SS 



i 



te 



n—i^-H- 



RUDOLPH 



Ah! 



s 



(holding* Miiiii ^s 
dolcissimo 



^EB^ 



Your 



H^Andantlno affettuoso J=E8 ^'he 




RUDOLPH 



Af^ J^ J^ J^ J^^A1_ J^J\\ F ^^ 



65 



- ^-f^-f - 



Pi^ 



?S 



i 



^^^^ 



f^ 



^ 



^ 



W 



ti-ny hand is frozen ! Let me warm it in-to life . Our search is 
geM-da ma^ni^na, se la la^sci riscal.dar. Cer ^ car che 

n \ I _ i"^^^ ^^^;^^ <^^ ^ 



RUDOLPH 



^ r IT ^Yj ^^ ^ 



i 



fe 



U 



use. less; In darkness all is hid- den. 

£rio - va? Al bu^io non si fro - va* k^ ^ l 



"i. 



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^ 






> 



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P^ 



f^^ 



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^ 



1;:^£ 



"r" 



i 



RUDOLPH 



P 



^^ 



^ 



haH 



ir 
i 



> 
^ 



Ere long the light of the moon sha 
Ma per for- tu-naeuna not ~ te di 



l^'^yf f 



^ 



/TT? . 



s 



^"^ 



"^ 



m 



f=T 



55f 



^ 



£ 



£ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



rall.\ affrett. 



^ 



Sf^f^ 



^ 



1- 



( Miml tries to withdraw 
her haiid) 



^^^^ 



e 



3^i 



.YeSjiri the moon.light our search let us oon « tin 
e qui la lu - na Vah^Ma - ;;^om - ci 



aid us, 



ue. So 




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M 



RUDOLPH a Tempo 



^- 



ji|» , ci; i.x^iuyvj 1 



list-en, pretty maiden, while I tellyouina mo-mentJust who I 

'SpetM si^gno^ri-naf le di^ro con due pa- ro - le chi son^ chi 




RUDOLPH 



(Mimi is silent; Rudolph lets go her 
hand, when recoiling' she finds a 

f^ll*^ ^ chair, into which she drops as if 

overcome by emotion) 




^^^ 



RUDOLPH 

Andante sobtcnuto 







81 



am, 
son? 
Andante sostennto 



I am, I am a po.et. What^smyem^ 

chi son? Sonotmpo ^€ ^ ta. Che co^sa 



w\ n ^ u 



^m 



k 



'< j^j 
^ 

^ 



mm 



m 

f 



ys: 



pp 






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ey 



RUDOLPH 



m yii I 



^T^ 



P 



n ff g I T 



.ployment? 
fac^cio? 



Writ . ing 1 Is that a liv- ing? 
Seri^ vo. E co-me vi^vo? 



Hardly! 




RUDOLPH 



l!^ 



JJ'Jip y p Jmj J) J J'. J^ JvJi i J^^-vgrffp'^ 



s 



fashion... all inspire me with passion, In dreams aad fond ill-ns - ions or castles inthe 
- gnoJre.^. rmeedin^ni d^a - mojre. Per so - ffni e per chume^ re eper casteUiin 



fe 



^ 



n 



^ 




M 



PP 



^J 



RUDOLPH 



allarg". 



rit. 

con moltf. espress. 




IIMM 



PPP 



eyes as yours, be - - lieve me, Steal my price-less 

.lor dal mio for - - zie - re ru.ban^tHi gio- 

.Sostenendo ktrsramente 




jew - els Itt Fan -cy's store -house cher - ish d. 
. iel - li due la - dr j-.gUoc . chi bel - li. 



"Your 




-v'b'i^ ii ^ 



RUDOLPH 



1^ 



m 



^ 



± 



^qi^ 



^ 



s 



^ 



1 



ro - guish eyes have robb d me, 
^trar con voi pur o - ra, 

^4 



Of all my dreams be.ref t me^ 
ed i miei so - fnii usa - ti 




poco aUargando 

RUDOLPH conaniTna ^ 



T^ r 



IH r^ r i ■ ^ r> v=r^^ 



P^ 



U M 



T"7 ' ^ ^, 



^ 



dreams that are fair yet fleet-ing. 
e i bei so - gni mie - /. 



Fled are my tru - ant 
to^sto si di - le 



^ t^^ 1. :p ^^ 




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fan - cies, Regrets I do not cher 




dolciss . 



nm lf:: raU, a. Te mpo 



69 



-L 3 ' 



E^^ 



m m 



i 



^ 



h [ n ^ }i 



w-'^ 'r 




break 
start 



- ing', no-.- g-old - en love 

- za la spfi 



allar 



RUDOLPH 




^E 




^ ^ ^ ^ ^ jpg 



^^ 



^"TT-' 



_y ,- ,-.. 



P 



1^ ^ 



E 



For now.. 
poi-che,... 



i 



^ 



s 



.. life's roLsymomis break 
. poichevhapre^so stan 

•S: '- - - ^>i 

■- m m m^ i^ - -F 



^ con anima 



>tf0!mm!^ 



I 



ing, now gold . en love is 
za la dol - ^^ spe 

' — \*^^ — -^-^ 

allarg'. - "^"^ 

#. ♦ ^ 3 d. -Si 



5=:e 



^ 



¥ 



^ 



ftM^ 




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70 

RTTDOLPH 



con oH^ma 

stefUando 



w J? F r ff g 



>->->->' 



g qilarg. 



'^ M y r p r ^i y I I 



5 



pray tell me yours, too, 
par. la - te vo - i, 



t 



tell me frankly, who are you? 
dehipar^la^te. Chi sie - te? 



" 3 



E 



2Z 



BE 



llit 



!!^ 



1^. 



y* eon anima allarg', ^ ♦ ^-« 



^xk > i-^j 1 ry^ 



^^^^ 



^ 



i 



m 



r 



fr 



If 



r 



RCDOLPH rg^. I X 



(Mimi a little hesitating, but decides to speak) 




Say^will you tell?. 
Vjl piac ^ da dirL 




^^ col canto 



pp!^ dUarg-. e dim. molto 

i \4' 7 




MIMI 



fe 



(still seated) ^ 
fson scmpiicita 



Andante lento J = 40 



t ^WH fffl 



\n' ft 



m: 



$ 



Yes. 



They call me Mi - mi, But my name is Lu- 

Mi chiajmajno Mi - mi, ma il mio no -me e Lu - 

Andante lento J =40 




MIMI 



' ^ ^ N. y II 



CI 



My sto-ry is a short one. 
Za sto^ria mia e bre „ ve 



Fine sat -in 
A teJa a 




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MIHI 



u 



' ll ^' ^' y -\ ^ h h h I I: (, ? ■: I ^^ 



stuffs or silk I deft.ly em _ broi.der; 
s e - fa ri -. camo in casa e fuo .ri... 



^ 



■t 



1 am content and 
Son fran-gfuti - la e 




HIMI 



i 



ralh\ 



g^4-i|T_JU J> J\ J^ J). [I I Q Ji^j. :/ ji 



s 



hap.py, The rose and li - ly I make for pas - time.... These 
lie- ta ed e mio sva-go far gi - gU e ro - se Mi 




MIMI 

t 



Andante calmo J = 54 



dolcemente 



^^m 



>f F fTf^F >"TTr-1^ 



f low_^rs give me pleasure as in magical accents They speak to me of 
rqjol piaccion quel - le co ^se chehanst doLce maM - a^ che par^ lajno d^a^ 
' ^Andante calmo J = 54 



s 



tnolto piano 



m. 



^'#-i jij j u j jj j j|ji'j.n Ji 



MIMI 



i 



^ 






i^ 



m f2 



W 



i 



love, 
-mor, 






of bean.teous spring-time 
dt p ri ^ m a ^ ve ^ re^ 

ir 



^ 



m 



e 



i- 



^f ,f ^^| | Jf 



Of 
che- 



m 



f 



^ 



5 



col canto 






tr« 



1 



^^ 



J^.i iii 



tc 



p 



s 



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i*^ 



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M. 



Hini 



K 



^^ 



^: ji J ' 



1^ 



^ 



^^ 



fan-cies and of vi _ sions bright tRey tell me,. 
par ^ la~ no di so - gni e di chi ^ me - re,,. 



such as 
quel ^ le 



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m 







f 



E 



f 



t 



^ 






* * 



^ 



MIMI 



fe^sS 



.aTempo 



^ 






^^ 



£ 



=4 



po - ets, and on-ly po-ets know, 
CO - se che han noma po - e - si - a. 



iru RUDOLPH 



Do you hear me? 
Lei niin-ten-de ? 



(moved) 



^iS 



^m 



Cs 



a Tempo 



Yes. 
Si. 



T - 

rail: 



f ii i 



S 



311 



ir 



^ 



m ^. 



rail: 



^^^^ Lentamente 






ji 3f5 - 



i^^^ 



i 



;§^ 



?f 




They call me Mi - mi, But I know 



Mi chiama.no Mi - mi^ 
Lentamente 



// per~ehe 



not why! 




Allegretto moderato J = 144 

MIMI co« sernplicita 



All % my. self I take my frugal sup - per; To mass not oft re - 

P^yi So - la^mi fo U pranj^o dame stes ~ sa^Non va.do sempre a 

Allegretto moderato ^ J = 144 



m 



- ^ Ip p i: Tl?r J' Ji I AJt Ji j'^ 




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13 



MIMI 

f 



poco ralh\ 



m^ 



.pair-ing, Yet 
mes^sa ma 



TT F [T 



a ptacere 



PS 



^ 



oft I pray to God . In my room live I lone - ly , 
pregoassaiil Si-gnor. Vi^vo so ^ la, so ~ let-, ta^ 



fe^El^EEiS^i 



^ 



4 



pp poco rail. 



t 



I 



^^ 



feE 



fe^fe; 



I 



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fa 



w/ e7(2;i/6> 



MIMI a Tempo 



^i 



f^ 



Up at the top 
fa in u^na bian 



^ 



w 



* 



ft=t 



^ 



a Tempo 




there in my lit -tie cham.ber ^ A - bove the 
ca ca -^ me - ret - ta: guar - fifo sui 



^^ 



iy i y 



^ 






¥^ 



ij^ 



; F=f=F=T^ 



MIMI 



jt?<?^6? ra//:.. 



Andante molto sostenuto 

con rtiolta anima 



^ 



housetops so lof ^ 
/^/'- // etn cie - 

j»oco ralL\^... 



^ 



E 



• ty. 
- lo, 






^ 



Yet, when the frost is 

ma quando vien lo 

Andante molto sostenuto 



k ^"^ I 



S 



^^ 



g 



3f 



^ 



pp 



y P 7 



£ 



« 






_^^ 



38 



^ 






i^E 



pp 



j: 



^^ 



^^ 



t 



^=?=r 



MIMI 



lip p J'' ^-^ ^ 



s 



ov- 

s^ - 



er, 
lo 



There first the sunlight greets me. 
il pri-mo so-le e mi - - o... 




n:f f -p -f f 



j , f f } r 



T f ftisr^ 



^ 115494 



14 



MIMI eon grtrnde expansions 



allarg". 



P 



^ 



£ 



Spring's first sweet fra - grant kiss is 
il pri ^ mo ba ~ cio del - Va 



mine 





e 



f 



n 



u 



£ JL 



-^&r 



^5 



MIMI 



^ 



a TpTntiO ^^^^ esffan sione intensa 



rail.. 



m 



^E3 



^ 



* 



s 



Her first 
il pri - 



bright sun 
- mo so 



beam 
. le 



IS 

e 




MIMI 



I. Tempo andante agitando a^pena Sostenendo 



*- ^^\ "Jj'i^^ m 



^s 



^i T U F B F 



Do I tende 



mine! 
mi - - t?/ 



A rose, asher pe - talsare ope.ning, i)o I tenderly 
Gfer- moglia inun va ~. so u~na ro ^ sa^.u Foglia afoglia la 

I . Tempo andante agitando appena 



^ 



i 



# 



W 



^^s 



m 



m 



1 
pp 



EHU 



Sostenendo 



£ 



i 



^^ 



MIMI 



f 



^£?;^, 



^ 



^^ 



allarg. 



^3fe 



;z:= 



cher - ish. 
spi - c>/ 



Ah! What a charm lies for me 
Co - si gen ^ til il pro - fu 



in her 
m^ d^un 



4 




^2S 



^=:t 



S 



allarg. 



h S' J J' -' A ^r- =H L -ji J^ >' V 



^<^/ canto 



r 



T 



f-w 



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jffiMi ^^i^o come prima 




frag - ranceT 
fior. 



^" IrT I r 'f f %^^ I 



A - _ las ! those flow^ 
Mii fior chHo fac - cio^dhu 



m 



^3^ 



M ■' iji I 



calmo come prima 



^ ^ L \ i j ^ 



i?p 



i*?p 



i 



^ 



S 



t 



MIMI 



f^ > y J J i 



,y7i_ 



^ 



1^ F ^^ | j 



g 



UttoiftCj 



.»^/ 



The flowers I fa 
/ /ij'or €?tio fac. 



shion, a . las! they have no 
^ciOy ahi - me^ non han ^ n4o. 



I 



^ 



;e 



^ 



g 






^^ 



3t « * 

■ — -^^^ poco rit.\ 



g ? ? 



3SI 



1^ 



v:/ 



MIMI 



# 



senza rigore di tempo con naturalezza 

>■ : -jQ 1 



^j— i- ^ iii i i ii XA^ ^ 



s 



^^ 



per. fume I 
. flfo - ref 



a Tempo r«//- 



More than just this I cannot find to tell you, 
Altrodi me non lesa^pre^i narra^re^ 




MIMI , — -. , 



s 



I'm a tiresome neighbour that at an awk.ward moment intrudes up.onyou. 
so^nola sua vi . ci . nachelavien fuo. ridoraaimporJu^nare 




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16 

MARCEL 



(At the shouts of hi& friends Rudolph is annoyed) 

Allegretto J = 100 
a piacere ^ 



^ 



=?=^EgE:^ 



M. 



m 



(Prom the courtyard) 

SCHAUNARD ^ piaceve 



Hallo! you hear not! 
^la. No n sen. ti? 



' y-h\ .f ^ if^^ 



Eh! Rudolph! 
£Ai! Rodol.fo! 

(from below) 

coLLiNE a piacere 



m^^ 



% 



^^ 



^ 



Ho!Ru_dolphi 
Bo . dol.fo! 




(Getting more aimoyed,Rudolph finds his way to the window and opens it to answer his ft-iends 
RUDOLPH xn. the courtyard; from the open window enter a few rays of moonlight brightening the room.) 



ft! 



1=^^ 



MARCBIi 



Sf 



I have 
Scrivoan. 



1^^ 



^ 



SCHAUNARD 



m 



Don't dawdle! 
Lujna^ca! 



JL_ |J-P-^ ^ 



m, 



f 



COLLINE 



Do not tar_ry, idler? 
Acct-dentt al pigro ! 



o I y y f 



^ 



s 



i 



Poe« taster, come! 
Po.e - ttuoo^lo! 






ii* 



^m 



^^SSi 



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MIMI 



(Approaching the window a little) 



77 



* 



^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



Who are they? 
Cht sonP 



(Turning to Mimi) 



stillthree lines to fin-ish. My friends. 



m 



utor tre righea vo.lo. 

SCHAUNAKD 



My friends. 
A - nii.ci. 



Come, or you will 
SenJi - rai le 




^m 



one.ly, we 



MARCEL 



/: 



P-44=iE%# -g^ 



m not lone-ly, We are 
JVo?i son so , lo. Siamoin 



^ 



SCHAUNARD 



What do you there so lone.ly? 
Ctie te ne fai U so. lo? 




m 



catch it ! 
tue 




RUDOLPH- . . aTempo 



(remains still at 
the window to 
make sure of his 
friends going.) 



two/ ^ 60 to Moj&us, on. There keep us places; we will follow quickly. 
du^e, Andate da Mo^mus, te^ne^teil pasta, ci sa^remo to.sta... 




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TO 



(Mimi goes still nearer to the window, so that the moon*s rays fall upon her) 



MARCEL 



^^ 



(gradually departing) 
P 






i=i 



Mojnus, Momus, Mo_inus, GentJy and soft ^ to sup .per let us 
Mo^mus, Momus, Mo^mus, %itJiedi^scre^tiandia^mo,ce^ne 



SCHAUNARD 



".fh \ V |7 ^^ 



P¥^ ¥ffl^^=^^S^^ ? ^-N 



Mojnus, Momus, Mo.mus, Q^iet and soft-ly well to sup.per 
Mo^mus, Momus, Mo^mus, zitMe di ^ screMandia^mo^ce ^ne 



COLLINE 



^^F 



4fff.vfF\fflF:7 IT niF y f ^^ 



Mo-mus, Momus, Mo.mus, Soft-ly and quiet we'll to sup_per 
Mo^mus, Momus, Mo^mus, zit^ti e di . scre^ti andia ^m^^ce . ne 




s 



w 



gsS 



^ 



t — f — 

1~^ 7 ^ 






^ 



MARCEL 




go... 
via. 

SCHAUNARD 



Andpo.etrylet flow- 
Trojoo lapo^e . siaL. 



''''I ^ ijj u\^ •> * 



omus, Mo.jnus, Momus! 



i^ 



go. Momus, Mo-mus^ 
via* Momus, Mo^mus, 

COLLINS 



g^ 



Momus, Mo-jnus, Momus! 
Momus, Mo - mus, Momus/ 

perdendosi 



^m 



Mx)mus, Mo 



^ 



Momus, Mo_mus, Momus! 
Momus, Mo ^mus, Momus! 



go. Momus, Mo.mus, 
via, Momus, Mo^mus, 




'y-h y g ) 



PP 



m 



^ 



^ 



A iift4(l4 A 



RUDOLPH 



J 79 

^ =68 

(Turning, Rudolph ^ees Mimi as if wreathed in light and contemplates her ecstatically) 



^m 






Lovely maid in the moon 
so ^ a ^ vefan^ciul . 



light. 



Your face en. 
o dol , ce 



MARCEL 



^fe 



/Il7i^ r 



^m 



41 



Lar^o 80stenuto J = 58 



Andpoe > try let flow. 
Trojvo la po^e ^si . a 




As thus 

in te, rav _ vi - so il so^gnocfiiovor~re ^isem^pre so^ 




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(with emotion) 
con amma 




hearts has sway. 




Ah Love 1 to thee do we stir. 
tu aol cowman ^ ^di, a. 






Soul to soul, Lo\ebindsusin his ffet_ "^Jers. 
la^ni ~ma. le dol.cez^ ze e ^stre. ^me^ 




MIMI 




RUDOLPH 

w 



i 



i 



sostenendo 



^ 



^^^ 



m 



.ran 



_der. 



(placing his ana round Mimi) 



Love nowshallnile our 

Pre . man ftel^Va . nima. 




(yielding to her loveps-embrace) 
MIHI mormorando 



81 



M: 



3 py;— V 



'II ' ^1 1 I r M' l i HMii i \b I ■' r r4St¥ 



RUDOLPH 



Sweet to my soul the ina_ gic voice of love its mu . -^'ic chant. 
OA/ co^me dol . ciscen . do^no le sue lu-sin - ghealco 




i 



.eth Life's 
re... tu 



pz 



-FF [T |J |7 ( T r Jv.J 



hearts aJone. 

^o/- cez^zeestre - 



w<?, 



. shall rule our hearts a Jone. 
fre.mondol^cezze estre 



Lifers 
me, nel 




MIMI ^ 






Sempre piu sostenuto 



(disengaging herself) 



%A i Nv^ 



^ 



^i 



E 



fair _ est flower is love ... 
RUDOLPH *^^ cojman-dia . mor!.. 



M 



s 



(kisses Mimi) 



No, I pray you! 
No, perpte.ta! 



dohissimo 



^m 



w 



E 



^ 



^ 



;£ 



■?" 



fair- est flower is love 

da . c«o fre.mea . mor!. 

Sempre piu sostenuto 



My 




MIMI 



# 



^ i) i) J^ 



^ 



K0DOLPH 



Your com_rades a - wait you. 
Va - spet^tan glia . /?z/ . <?^\.. 




sweet.heart! 



Do^ you then dis. 
Gia mi man . di 




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82 

MIMI 




P 



(hesitating) 



RUDOLPH 



shouldlike - no, 1 daxenot., 
Vorret dir... ma nan o - so... 



^ 



^g^ 



(gently ) 



- miss me? 



\ r ? v=i E 



Say!. 




* ^. 



rit: 

(coquettish Jj-) 



MIMI (coquettishjj) ^ j I 



Calmo 



m 



EUDOLPH 



^k 



Could I not come with you? 

Se ve^nis - si con voi? 



(surprised) 



r }, f::^r^rt~^j 






What? Mi-mi! 
Calmo Chef... Mi.mtl 



43 



espress. 



col canto 



'ni..k y I 



t il " iP.z^ 



pooo affrett. 



w 



i 



P3r 



^ 



* 



f 



Ly 



RUDOLPH 
it 



(insin uatingly) 




: J^ j^ ,Mh^^=?^=#^ E^ 



It would be much more pleasant here to stay, outside 'tis 
Sa-reb . *<? co - ^/^ ^To/.e?*? re.starqui. C'efreddo 




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83 



MIMI 



(with great abaii4Mi) 



ro//- rit' molto. 




p 



RUDOLPH 



ril be al- jways near you! 
Vi sta~rd vt - ci - naL>^ 



S 



^ 



^ 



chil - ly. 
fuo - ri,. 



rit. molto 



On re^ 




MIMI 



(archly) 



/?N Wz58 



(gives her arm ic Rudolph) 



. jLoknows,sir? 

fiUTini PH <^^ - riO . 50/... (vei7 gracefally to Mimi) 

Ap (lovingly aids Mimi to put on her shawl; „ — ■ 



mc 



^^^ 



^ 



very well, I o- 
Obbedi - 5c?a^ 5^. 



p^ 



rJJi J i JiJ'i' l if'nU V ^ 



-turning? 
^tor^noP 



m 



Take my arm,my Utile maiden 
IJafnmiilbraccto;nmpic^cijna..^> 

J = 58 ■ . , . 




MIMI 



t 






(They go arm in arm 
to the door) 

sos tenuto 



(witlj aba ndon 1 



-.bey!,. 



rRUDCLPH 



pp^ 



I love 



m 



m^ 



(they go out) 



^^ 



m 



thee, 
-mo/. 






sostenuto 



^ 



T^^r r^ 



You love me? Say 
ChenCa. ^mi dil 




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84 



ptBrdendoai 



MIMI 



i 



(behind) 



m 



^ 



=1^=^^ 



My love. My love!, 
A^morf A . morL. 



My 



prrdendOBt 



RDBOLPH 

I 



I 



(behind) 



) ^F r- (t 




My love. My love!. 
A.mor! A. morL. 



My 

A. 




MIMI ^M? perdeiidosi 



# 



^^ 1?: (curtain) 



Oi 



love!. 
.morL. 



RUDOLPH 

PP perdendosi 




love! 
^morL 




due^^Sxb, 



h 116494 >l 



JP?^// Of Act J. 



SECOND ACT 



85 



-•i»- 



^•. Gnstave CoUine, the great phL 
losopher; Marcel, the great painters- 
Rudolph, the great poet ; and Schau. 
nard, the great musician - as they 
were wont to style themselves-re. 
gularly frequented the Cafe Momus 
where^heing inseparable^ they were 
nicknamed the four musketeers. 

Indeed they always went about 
two together, played together, dined 
together, often without paying the 
hill, yet always with a beautiful 
harmony worthy of the Conservatoire 
Orchestra .>^ 



Mademoiselle Musetta was a 
pretty girl of twenty... 

Very coquettish; rather ambitious; 
but without any pretentions to speL 
ling. 

Oh,those delightful suppers in 
the Quartier Latin! 

A perpetual alternative between 
a blue brougham and an omnibus ; 
between the Rue Breda and the 
Quartier Latin. 

Well, what of that? From time 
to time I feel the need of breathing 
the atmosphere of such a life as 
this. My madcap existence is like a 
song; each of my love-episodes forms 
a verse of it;but Marcel is its re. 
frain. 



^.. Gustavo Colline, il grande 
filosofo; Marcello^ il grande pittore; 
Rodolfo, il grande poet a; e Schau . 
na/rd^ il grande musicista^ come es. 
si si chiamavano a vicenda^-freqtten. 
tavano regolarmente il Gaffe Momus 
dove erano soprannominatiil quattro 
Moschettieri : perche indivisibili . 

^Essi giungevano infatti e giuoca, 
vano e se ne andavano sempre insie, 
me e spesso senza pagare il conto e 
sempre con un ^accordo » degn o del . 
V orchestra del Conservatorio. >^ 



^ Madamigella Musetta era una 
hella ragazza di venti anni.., 

«Molta civetteria, un pochino di 
ambizione e nessuna ortografia .,. 

^Delizia delle cene del Quartiere 
Latino ... 

^Una perpetua alternativa di 
brougham bleu e di omnibus, di via 
Breda e di Quartiere Latino. 

«- che voletef-Di tanto in tan, 
to ho bisogffo di respirare Varia 
di quest a vita. La mia folle esistenza 
e come una canzone; ciascuno de * 
miei amori e una strofa, - ma Man 
cello ne e il ritornellq. -^ 



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SECOND ACT 



87 



IN THE LATIN QUARTER 

A conflux of streets; where they meet, a square flanked by shops of all sorts; on one side^the 
Cafe Momus. 



CHRISTMAS EVE 

A vast, motley crowd; soldiers, serving-maids; boys, girls, children, students, work girls. gendarmes 
etc. etc. Outside their shops vendors are bawling, inviting purchasers. Aloof from the crowd, 
Rudolph and Mimi walk up and down; Colline is near a rag shop. Schaunaid stands outside a tin- 
ker's buying a pipe and a horn. Marcel is being hustled hither and thither. Sundry townsfolk are 
seated at a table outside the Cafe Momus. It is evening. The shops are decked with tiny lamps; 
a huge lantern lights up the entrance to the Cafe. 



J 



= ii» 



Allegro focoso 

in due 



\iii3\U\'0\ n} m a 

fff marcafig^imo 



ij u\U0m m iij\ W\ 



:^ 



S 



I Baes I. 



SIS 



(shouting) jy 



m 



m 



(outside their shops) 



Bass II. 



m 



Coine,bxiy my o « ranges I 
A . ran^ct, dat^te ,rif 



i 



M 



^ 



/ h {Soprani 



% 



Come,l)uymy o, ranges! 
A . ran^cu dat^te^ril 



Ah! 



fTenorl 



(including students, wo rkgir Is, townsfolk and others) Ah *f 



•••••••••••••••I 



^^ 



STREET ARABS 



jr 



What 
Quan . 



V- J^l y i^ ^ 



^ 



Fine ap_ples! look at them! 
A . ran^t^i, mn^no^li! 




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88 



)h f g fl I t^ F 1 1^ g ? I '' g M ^ ^ 



Hot roasted chest^nuts. 
Cal - di' i mar ^ ro ^ ni . 



Trinkets and cros-ses,Fine hard . bake !.., 
Nin . no . li, era _ ci. Tor ^ ro . m/..._ 



'yjT F g ;; I r^=r=ffe^f^^ I F ff ^^ ^ 



Hot roasted chest^nuts 
Cal . dii mar , ro . T^i. 



Trinkets and cros-ses,Fine hard 
Nin . no. liy cro . ci. Tor _ ro 



hake !.. 
ni!,. 




Hot roasted chest jiuts! 
Cal , dii mar . ro . ni 



ex . cellent tof_feeand hardbake! 
e ca,ra^m.el , le. Tor- ro,ni! 





^ 11S494 a 



(pushing through the crowd and offering their own wares) 
VUOTA (some) 



89 



Q 
O 

o 




Try our can.dy! (some) 

Ca . ra . mel , lei i^-' 4#^ ^ 

f r IT 



Flow'rsforthe 
/Vt> . ri alJe 




What an 
Quart . ta 



up. roar! 
fol\ la! 




STREET ARABS 




Run a - 
Su^ cor , 




(others) 



i^r=^^4^-t^-^ 



Try our can.dy! 
La cro , sta . ta! 

(others) 

., , tr ir _^_c!_ IT IT I ff IT 



(some) 



V f iF r i ^^^# 



Fat larks and or. to Jans! 
Frin . ^t^^/ . It, pas.se ^ri! 

(some) 



la -dies! Cream for the ha.hies! 
bel , le ! Pan . na mon . ta . ta! 

(some) (others) 



Lookatihem! 
Dat . te,ri! 




me,what up.roar! 
Strin.giJi a me^ che chias.so! 

(some) (others) 




i 



-longl 
- riam! 



Hold fast to me . 
Strin.giJi a me . 



9 ^ I F 



Haste a _ long! 
Su, cor . riam ! 



¥ 






Swift Jy let us haste a . long! 
Su, cor . ria.mo^ su, cor . riam! 




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90 

J 



(some) 



(others) 



m 



Hot roasted chest - nuts ! ex . cell.ent 
Cal , di i mar . ro ^ ni I Pan , na^ tor . 

(some) _ _ _ ^ (others) 



m 






rfl(ain 



f II |i II I .r r ii 11 

Come. let us pass, let us pass 



Look at our tof . feel Look at our 
Lat ^ te di cod , co! Oh! la ero 






Come, let us pass, let us pass! 
La . te il pas . so^ cor. riamf 

all) 



t 



^ 



£ 



# 



Come, let us pass, let us pass! 
Da , te il pas . 50, cor. riam! 

( some) 



(others) 



E 



wm 



fp^^ 



Look at our ap . pies! Look at our 
Bat . te.ri^a - ra^ . ci! Lat . te di 




s 



^ 



hard - hake ! 
- TO . m^! 



^ 



^ 



li 



can - dy ! 
. sta , ta / 



i 



^ 



g p ir 



gE 






What a rack-et.ing, let us 
Quan . ta fol . /a / su^ par 



go ! 
tiamL 



f 



^^ 



£ 






# 



What a rafek.et.ing:, let us go! 

Quan ^ ta fol ., la! suy par . tiamL.^.. 

fell) 



^ i\ j^ 



^^ 



chest- nuts! 
coc - co/ 



Hot roasted 
Cal. dii mar 



p 



i 



^ 



^ 






m 



i 



^ 



i 



W 



^^ 



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m 



(an) 



9i 



I ^ M I ^ F I IT M |! 



Rich cream and froth -y! 
Fan . na mon . ta ^ ta^ 

(all) 



Chocolate and 



g M'^ 1^ I If if n 



s 



i 



^ 



Hard-hake and can . dy ! Here youhaa^ them 
A . ran^ciy fio . ri , dat. te . ri, ^6>r . 



m 



=^=l 



i 



!> P V 



ah !.. 



Ho.'make 
DaJe il 



ah!.. 
oA L 






chestnuts! Chocolate and tof- fee! 
-ro , m/ NinnoM, tor , ro . ni/ 




^ 



tof. fee! 



S 



han. dy! 
.ro ^ ni! 



r I' ..i 



way there 1 

^ TTenori 



(shouting to the waiters who run to and fro) 
(gridando) 



V 7 g 1 7 ^ 



( gridando) 



m 



^ 



m 



Bass 



Come a . long! With the 

PreMo qua!, . Un He . 

(gridando) 



Jome a . Ion 



^ 




Come a . long ! 
Ca^me ^ rier! 



92 



o 
PS 
u 



(.4 sole) 




Ah ! ^. What a rack.et ! 

ah L .^^ Quanta fol .lat 



Hold fast to melcomaa 
Strin^iJia me. cor . 




i 



J?m - ma^ 
,^ Em _ ma ! 



m 



m 



i 



quan.do ti chia . mo/ 
why4oiit you hear me ! 



long! 
.riam! 




^ 



What ractet.ing 



li 



long ! 
^riam! 



!> L _h V 



* 



hot ! 
,ron! 





Ex.cellent chest.nuts! 
Vo^gliouna Ian . cia! 



Fine or.an.ges! 



Someheer! 
Da her! 



HalJo! 
. la! 



Bring me a drink! 
DunquePUn caf^ fe! 



E 



E 



Come &. . long! 
Ca^me ,rier! 




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Cho.colate! jer.seys! Whrfllbuymy canxots! 
Lat^ te di coc . co! Giub . be!Ca . ro ^ te! 

(thfey jiiove away) 




to me! 
Strin^giJi a me! 




\> i^ i.-h i\ I i^ 



Chestnuts all hot ! 
Gal^dii mar, r on!,. 



(moving away) 



What a rack.et! 
Qnan.ta fol^la^ 

(moving away) 



Look at our or_an_geB, 
Dat. te ri! nin.no. li. 




bi ^ 



-^r^ 



^ 



ap « pies and flowers! 
a . ran.cie fior! 



w^ 




is g:o ! 

sUfpar.ttam! 





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94 



SCHAUNARD 

i*} 



(♦ after blowing the horn, about which he has long been haggling with the tinker ) 



m 



isi. 



II f ^^, W^ ^ V I g g ? ^p 



What a dreadful HeL. 
FaLso que^sto BeL 



What a dreadful 
fal.so que.sto 




SCHAUNARD 

[^^{Pushing through the crowd. Rudolph and Miini,arm in arm, approach a bonnet-efaop .) 



3 



m 



s 



the lyriceof 



IS 



fe 



Met 

Be! 



What's the price of the lot? 
Pi .pa e cor. no quan.fe P.. . 




M^lMi Lo stesBO mdvimento 



^ 



Pi. 



^ 




RUDOLPH 



L et*s go andhuy the h onnet ! 
Andiamperla cuf^fietta? 



^^^ 



COLLINE 



Let's go. 
Andiam,,. 

{to the clothes dealer who has been mending a coat for him.) 



:H\yi \ ^ 



j^ 



^ 



fej 



m 



=*= 



^ 



rT=r ^ 



It's rather shaKby, 
E un poco u . sa .td. 

Lo stesso movimento 
lefrgto € un poco s ostenuto 



hut sound and not ex. 
maeserioea buonmen 




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MIMI 



95 






dolce 



^ 



IE 



te 



y y J ^ 



RUDOLPH. 



To thee I^m clmg* . ing Let's 

A te mi strin , go.,. An ^ 



Hold tightly to my armjove! 
Tien ^ tialmio braccio stret^ta. 



a; 



¥ ^ ji 1 



Let's 



MARCEL ^*^""^ '° *^^ '°'^^* ''*■ *^^ crowd, with a parcel under his arm, ogling the girls by whom he is jostled) 

mr — — ^ 



m 



COLLINE 



(he pays,and then carefully consigns the books to the various pockets of his long-coat) 



-peiLsive! 




MIMI 



: ^-;) V f= ^ 



go! 

- diaml 

RUDOLPH 



^ 



(they enter the bonnet-shop*) 



FIT-jTy I I 



g-o! 
- diaml 

MABCEL 



-ru-, f f 7 7^-M 



# # 




ti 



^#=5^ 



I feel somehow as if I fain must shout: Ho! laughing lasses, 
lopur mi sen.toin ve^na di ^ri ^ dar: CM tnwl,dGn,nine aL 



m 



:- ^J rJ 






I,:? 



^=^ 




^r j ; hi 



^ih 



Xrit, 



S 



a Tempo 



o 



* 115494 AT 



96 



A HAWKER 





(crossing the stage) (shouting.) 




^ 



^s 



Whollbuymy plums? 
Pru^g7ie di Tours!... 



^^ 



Salmon! 
Trotel 



m 



^=p=^ 



? 



MARCEL 



Or.anges! 
DatJeLrtl 



m ^^ ff r— "'^^■ 1 "r~35^ 



(accosting- a girl) 



i 



Will you play at love?. 

^legreyUiipo' d'a , . mor?... 



^m 



Let's play to_ 
FacjDiamjoin, 



i^^ 



n 



*J 



^ff^ 



cj,^"^J^''^V 



J 



p 



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HAWKER, 



P 



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P 



MARCEL 



Wholl buy my plums 1 
Prtugnedi Tours I 



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S 



-ge _ ther, Let's play the game of buy and sell! 
- sie ^ me.., fac - cia^mo a ven - dere e a com^prarl,. 




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( a group of girls enter) 




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(the girl runs away, laughing) 



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rt 



m 



Whollgrv^ea penny for my vilLgin heart? 
lo dbadun soldo il ver^gi^ne mio cuor! 

( strolls about in front of the Cafe Momus waiting for friends; and armed with his huge pijMi and 
SCHAUNARD li^w^t ing^horn, he Intently watches th« crowd.) , ^ 

■ tiff tfff J^J t; 



Surging onward,ea „ ger, breatUess^moves the madding 
FraspinJo^ni e pe , , sta ^ te ac . cor^ renMoaf^ 




Sop.il 



IS 



|T- I ? |T i^ p M [T- jl f t^ -'^=±=1 



Buy ourpret^ty scarf, pins! Try our tof . fee and oxir 
Nin „ no^ li, spil ^ let - te! Bat - te^ri e ca - ra 

S0P.2I 



Buy 

Nin 



our pret-ty scarf. pins! Try 
no^ li, spil - let - te! Bat 



our tof . fee 
te _ r/ ^ 



and our 
ca ^ ra ^ 



SCHAUNARD 



^Hh I' ;i p p ti [I p I g p t p ^ ^^ 



throng, as they fro . lie, fro . lie, ev . er 
^fret -. to to fol ,lae si di - let . to 



in their wild and 
nel projvar gioJe 



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hardbake! 
^ rnel^ leL 






hardbake! . 

HAWKERS 
.. li Bassi 



1 ^ 



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E 



STREET ARABS. 



Flowers! for the ladies I 
Fio^ Halle beLlel 



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^SCHAUNARD 



fl 



AhL 



(foQks pityingly over Colllne's shoulder) 



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g M M p y p 



i 



mad insaae en _ dea_vour! 

mat^te, in^sod^di ^ sfat^te„„ 

COL LINE (comes up, waving an old book in triumph ) 



^ 



TMT r TTT 



Such a rare eo_py! 
Co-pia ra . ra,anzi 




^ 



SCHAUNARD 



I ^ ^ '? p ^ 



COLLINS 




Honest fel low! 
Uo^mo one - sto! 



U^w I 



well nigh n_niquo; a f^ranunarof Rn - - nic! 
u ^ - ni^ca; la gramma ^ ti - ca Bu ^ - ni^ca! 




9 115494 * ^ 



99 



^^fP^^ (comingr out of the mUiiner's with Mimi.) 



Sostenendo un poco 



m 



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MARCEL 



gfe 



^ 



Come "a- long; my friends are 
Vie - - fii, glia^mi ^ da. 



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i 



sup - per! 
ce ^ nal 

SCHAUNARD 



He's gone to buy a bon - net! 
En.tro da una mo . di - sta. 



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fl^-f-y 



^ 



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COLLIKE 



Ho! Bu-dolph! 
Bo.dol.fo? 



Hfe 



Ml? 1 



^ 



Ho! Rii_dolph! 
^o_ dol.foP 



^sh -'^n ^^' ^ ^ 




^^ 



. ^ ? 



P Sostenendo un poco 



(Marcel,Schaimfkrd and Coliine try to find an empty table outside the Cafe; but there is only one,ivfaldll8 
occupied by town8folk.At these latter the three friends ^lare furiously, and then enter the Cafe) 
MIMI ( drawing attention to her pretty new bonnet ) 




RUDOLPH 



;o you 
Mi sta 



Ml^. 



thiiik tnisroseJriinmedbon.net 
ben que^ata cuf . fiet . ta 



^ 



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wait- - ing! — 

spet » ta ^ no — .. ..-^.... 

HAWKERS (some) 



HAWKERS (some) 



Cream of the choi.cest! 
Pan . namonta . ta! 



100 




ti'f} 



^fe 



suits me?.. 

- sa/i 

(some) 



ro - 
STREB?r AKABS. 



h j^ > j) ji 



Bass i 



Cho-oola«te pas -ties! 
Lat , te di coc^co! 



^ 



f f f f 



^ 



Bass /l\ 



•>^Ex- cel-lent hard^bake! 
Oh! la croMa ^ ta! 



^t 



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ir 



•^ Cream of the 
Pan^namon^ 



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RUDOLPH 




Bass 2l 



The CO - lour suits your dark com 

Sei bru^7ia e quel co . lor ti 




choi . cest! 

Tenor ^ ta ^ ta! 



l\^m 



m 



p 



Bass 



Come a- long! 
Ca^me^^rier! 



■}lJ.\^ f i i 



Come a - long! 
Ihi bic - chier! 



-yrfOf-r 






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MIMI ( looking into a Bhop-wiadow) 




poco rail:,. 




ffa 



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RUDOLPH 



Oh! what a pretty neck - lace!. 
Bel vez . zo di co , ral « loL.„ 



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-plex _ ion. 
rf<? _ na. 



Hurry up ! 
PrestOJxla! 



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h JM ;i v i ^ 



Come a _ long! 



^ 



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V^ j,yiB ^ Jr 



J3^c^ rail:. 



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RUDOLPH 







I 



^^ 



I Ve an aant,a million 
Ho una zi^omi^lio 



aire; If the good God wills to takehentheaidiall you 
^ na .rioSefa sen ^ no il buonJH^o vo^gliocom^ 




RUDOLPH 



y g ff IT IT Dp \U I I 



(Rudolph and Mimi,thus chatting", proceed to the 
back of the stage and are lost in the crowd.) 



m 



have a neckJace far more fine! crescendo e stringendo 
^prartiunvezzo assai piu hel! 




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iOZ 



(ij^t a shop in the rear, a shopmaD* gesticulatiii^ fraatically, btands on a stool and offers uaderoiix. 
thing, nightcaps etc. for sale, Girls in a tro^P surround his sbopiand gaily hurst oat laughing) 

Lo stessomo\iiueiito, 
ma un po'piu animando 

STREET ARABS 



3i-i,J\Jil^p ^ i Jm ji || Hi|h 



/A-h! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ahl ah! 
AAI ah ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! 




STREET ABABS 



OP 
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Oaaghing) 



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ah! 

ah! ( running up to the street Arab*) 

Sop. , ;>-:>. 

/i (l aushmg).£- ♦ 



ah! ah! ah!ah! ah! ah! ah! - 
ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! 



1^ I I' i) I II n ^ 



Ah! ah! 



ah! ah! ah! ah!ah!ah! ah! ah! 
ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! 



Ten. 



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Ah! ah! 
ylA.' oA.' 



ah! ah! ah! ah!ah!ah! ah! ah! 
ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! 




116«84 



Lostesfio tempo 



103 





Let us fol - low the oth.ers! 

Fac . ciam co ^ da al\ la gen « tel 
Ten. 



p p p ''ff ^^ 



STREET ARABS. (rxuming to another shop) 



Be care . ful, girls, be 
Ba , gaz , ;^^, ^to - te at 




\^ I Lo stesso teznpo 



Now for the hard -bake! 
Oh la cro^sta - /fl^/ 




(making- for the Rue Mazarin) 



5 



£ 




^F y 



What up ^ roar! What a rack - et! 
Che chias ^ so! Quan^ta fol ^ la! 



I I 



li p— p ^^^^ 



care - ful! 



Rue Ma _ za . rin's the 
Pi . gliam via Maz ^ za ^ 






1^ 



Ex - cell.ent hard-hake! 
Oh la cro^sta . ta! 



»f T r T f J E^S^ 



Cream from the dai - ry! 
Pan ^ na mon^ta ^ ta! 




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104 










Let's get a . way, I'm cho . king! 
lo sof^/o . cOy par , /iV? . mof 



near- est! 



^ r C^-JL 



The coff _ ee*s qom « ing 



Cream from the dai „ ry ! 



1^ 



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for the la . diet 



Flowers for the la . dies! 
Fio -. ri aLlo bel « lei 




( they enter the cafe ) 



(from all sides folk flock to the squar©;by degrees 
the crowd collects at the back of the stage.) 






^ 



Let's go to the Mo - mias!^' 
An , dtam la da Mo ^ miis! 



ft 




^ nowILeVs g^o tp^ the **Mo - mus!' 
^cin! An ^ dtam la da Mo , mui>! 






m 



0^ ranges, ap- pies and ch€istriiiitsaU hot! 
NiTif^ no^li, dal^le^rit cal ^ di mar, ran/ 

BaBS i\ 



V Mr n V n h 



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B&se2\ 



- ranges, choc_o.Iate,hardhake and 
A. . ranciy dat^ te^ ri, nin . no, lij 



§E 



{ ^ ,T if y Hh^^-^ gB 



ChaJLf inches, or . tolansJiin-ket,what 
Frin^guelli, pas, $e,ri, pan, na.tor. 



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106 

(Enter from the cafe CoUtfie, Schaunard and Marcel, carrying a table. A waiter fol- 
-lows with chairs- The townsfolk seated near seem vexed at the noise which the 
J ^ Come prima ****^« f riends a re ma king, for they soon get up and walk away.) 




(Enter Rudolph and Miml: she notices a group of students) 




RUDOLPH 



Lo stesso movimento. ma sostenendo 

(in a tone of playnil remon strance) 



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COLLINB 



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What is it? 
Che guar - diP... 



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8 



The vulgar 
OdioilprCL 
Lo stesso movimentOe ma. sostenendo 



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p sostenendo 



k^'i jy 




m 



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106 



HIHI 



pm 



RUDOLPH 



Are you jea - loiis? 
Set ge ~ lo . so? 



te 



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m 



The man in love is always jealous, 
AlVtuom fe . li - ce sta il so^ spetto ac^ 



COLLIKE 



^m 1^ M ff p ; I r F=^ 



hierd I hate, just as did Ho - race! 
~fa~no vol.goalpard^O ^ ra • zio. 




MIMI 



m 



^^ 



RUDOLPH 



N .^ 



Are you 
Sei fe - 



^ 



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dar 



SCHAUNAED 



ling!. 
to 




And I, when I am eat . ing, I carft stand he.ing 
Ed io quart - do mi sa - zio vo^aKbon . dan * za di 



^ 



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o; 115464 x 



107 



MIMI 




RUDOL 



then in love? 
i . ceF 



allarg. 



te 



a Tempo 

4Ul 




MARCEL alla/rg. 



Ah! yeSjSO muchinlove! 

AhL si. tan - to! 



Are 
E 



(to the waiter) •Ofc fi ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 




We want a supper of the choicest ! 
SCHAUNARD VogliamowtacejnapreH - ba~ta. 



Smartly! 
Le.sto! 




X 116494 



108 

<^*tte matter who hurries ba^sk into the oaf^ while another comes o«t to lay the table.) 

MAR€SL ^^ 
1^ 



(Rudolph and Miml reach the eaf ^.) 




PJ? ^^Vj^iT^^ 



PABPieil0I.-a HAWJLSB (faintly at a distance) 

Hnderaio assai 




^ 



ii^^^ 



1^^ 



liEiderato assai 



WJoll buy some pret . ty toys from Par . pi . 
Be - eoi ^ , cat ^ to . li di Par - «t- 





gnol? 



(joins his friendii and introduces Mimi.) 
I J— 1 



€«1^JIJMB 



Twopla.ces 
Duepo-sti, 



So we have 
Ec^co . ci 




Let's have supperf 
Fi - nal.menJe! 




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109 



RUDOLPH 



All? moderaio J. = 76 




M i r' p ^P 



come. This is Mi . mi, the mei^ry flowV . girl, Aiid 

qui. Q uestaeMi - mt^ ga.ia fio , ra ^ m, tt 

All? moderato W. = 76 




now she's come to join us, 
sua v€. mr com ^ pie . ta 



Our par.ty is com « pie . ted,_... 
la bel'la (wm~pa - gmi - % 




for I,.. for I shall play the po 

per^che per^ch^ sonioil po ^ e 







WMle she's the muse in . car - nate. 
es ^ sa la po ^ e - si - a. 



Forth, fitaiiiffjr 
Pal wuo eer„ 




11549% X 



Andante mosso J^so 

BITDOLPH 




brain flow songs of pas-sion,as at her touch the pretty buds blow, as 

^vel sboc^ciajfwican-ti^ dalle sue di ^ ta sboccianoi fior, dah 

Andante mosso J=80 





senza rallentare 



in the soul a - wak - eth beau-ti-ful Love! 
Va . mme e . s%U - tan . ti sboc-cia Va - mor^ 



beaxL-ti.ftil 
sboc^cia lk~ 




Love! 
morf. 



MABCSL 



(ironically) 
3 



*^^J^ (laughing) 3 3 rT\ ^m m ,^ m 

^fhh ) i li M Mil ^=< i I) P ^^ 



h 



SCHAiroABD(i3,^ghiPg)g 



Ah! ah! ah! ah! 
Ah! ah! ah! ah! 



^^m 



/7\ 



My wordlWhatM^ fal 
Dio che corit.cet . ti 



I b P 7^ 



=j"=r 



Ah! ah! ah! ah! 
Ah! ah! ah! ah! 



COI.LIN8 (laughing) 3 



^^ 



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i j) [) V b ^^ I ^ 



Ah!ah! ah! ah! 

brillante Ah! ah! ah! ah! 
. ^ g. 




fithtrM 



h ^ 



Poco meno i 



3^ 



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^ LjNiJj-'j 






i^' 



pp 



llS4rd4 * 



Hi 



MARCEL 



:!OLLINB 



U 

ra 



tin! 
ri! 



s^ 



(with a grave bow to Mimi) 
3 3 



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Di . gna est in - tra - ri. 



M?,' 



^^m 



A 



SCHAUNARD (with droll dignity of maimer) 

3x 



\nh i ' p f^ 'Iff I V r ^ 



(all take their Beats as the 



s 



ingre.diatsi ne . ces^sit. 



COLLINB 



^ 



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V J J J J ^ 



I'll grant on . ly an ac- 
lo turn do cheun ac^ 



m 



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sz 



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^e?<?^ ra//. 



asi 



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waiter retuPDs) 
PARPIGNOL 

(quite close) 



^ » I 3 



(corta) 

3 » 



a ^Hiiiwj Close;, ' «j • • ^ • a • ^-^ v^ /p^ , • 

lA^-^ ^ff 11 ff M ff vjiun r p T ii ^fe 



Who'll buy some pretty toys fromPar-pi - gnol!.. 
Ec^coi gio~cat.to ~li di Par^pi - gnolL. 



COLLINB 



':>^k^'. :i Ji ) 



(catching' sight of the waiter, he shouts to him.) 



f=r^ y \m% 



^ 



12 



.cessit! 
. cessit! 



^ 



1 lil'f-t f . 



Some 



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.'^ Mil Hi"! 



ta 



Ol 



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112 



(Enter Parpi^nol from th€ Eue Dauphin, pushing a barrow festooned with foliage, flowers and 
OHILDRBN P*P«i* lanterns. He is surrounded by a crowd of merry urchins.) 

J ^ Allegrett o giocoso J:=132 f 



r^, CT — -ff "ft- (Waiter hands the menu, which the four friends carefully scrutinize in turn.) 



Parpigiiol,Parpi.giiol,Parpignol, ParpLgnol! 
COLLINE P^^'n^ignol, Parpi.gnoly Parpignolj Parpugnol! 



Here is Pfeirpi- 
Bc^coParpi^ 



sausageT 




g i fi Ji ii \^ Ji m===4giL^y^^^ 



E 



- gnol, Parpignol, Parpi . gnol! With his pretty bar - row bright with 
-gnol, Parpignol, Parpi - gnol! Col car . ret . to tut . to 




i 




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flowers! Here is Par . pi . gnol, 
fiorL Eg. CO Par ^ pi , gnol,.. 



Parpi. gnol, Parpignol, Parpi. 
Parpi - gTWl, Parpignoly Parpi . 




i -gnol! I want the drum, and I the horse, 
'^^ -gnol! Vo^glio la trornbUyil ca.val - lin^ 



Iwanlitlie 
voglioilam^ 




-gnol! 
- gnolf 



No,the drum shallhe mine , 
B tamJm/r, ta'tiibu-relj 




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lis 





(Urchins in a groji^ wrangrle round the ^str. 
row, while their scolding mothers approach^ 




gun, ana i ine wnip 
non^ voglioilfru - stin. 



SCHAUNARD 
4 



Get away! they are mine. 
dei soLda.fi idrap^pel. 



(looking at the menu 



* 



m 



ru have 




Bringsome venison! 
Cer-voar^ ro^Btot 




but their threats of punishment prove futile, for the children refuse to come away.) 



* 



I. Sop. THE MOTHERS 



(with shrieks and threats) de^fiso 



V J^ ||ii % 



£ 



and giving his orders in a loud voice) 
MARCEL 



/Ah! 
Ah! 



^^^ B 



turkey! 
-chi^no! 

SCHAUNARD 



yr^ — rr^ p ^ i ^-= - m i p p ^ ^ 



COLLINE 



And some Rhenish ! 
Vin del Re. no! 



And some lohster, on.ly 
A . ra ^ go - sta sen ^za 



j p pnn r^ ^ 



S 



s 



Bring some claret^too! 
Vin da ta^vo^la! 




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^** Piii mosso 

con s lane to 






Eg 



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Wait a bit, you dir.ty lit-tle ras^^ 



COLLINE 



s 



raz^za di fur^ fantiinde~mo .. nia - 



- calslWhatcanit be that 
- tij Che ci ve . ni . tea 



^ 



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shell it! 

cro.sta! 
Piu mosso 




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fei^i 



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p 



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sets 



you all 
re in que 



a 



ga _ ping? Get home to your beds! 
to . CO? A ca^sa^a let ^ to! 





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Get home, la . zy ras^ 
Via brut- ti sgu^i . ia 



cals, or you shall all have such a 
tiy gliscap-pel _ lot ^ ti vi par- 




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w^m 



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m 



p I IT T^F= fE^ p p y p-rt^TT 



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ti - . dy beat-ing! Get home^then, get home, you laz 

ran - -no po , co! A ca ^ sa, a let - to, raz 



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115 

(One mother seizes her 1k>y by 



s 



- y set of rascals • 



D^e hear me? 
a let - to! 



\ 




the ear and he begins to whimper.) 

Molto sostenuto 

A BOY (whimpering) a piacere carta 



^^^F p r p^ 



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RUDOLPH 



Want a gee . gee,waiit a drum!... 
Fo' la tramJ>a,il ca . val . tin!. 



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Molto sostenuto 



Miini,^at would you like? 
E tu Mi . miy che vuoi? 




(The mothers, relenting, determine to purchase toys fromParpignol,to the intense delight of the children) 
MIMI 



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IS 



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Some custard. 
La crema. 



(with an air of supreme importance, a^dressin^ the waiter) 



SCHAUNARD 



S 



i ) > M I P g^^P'»ffPPMi¥a 



dolce 
3 



The test youVegot. For a lady! 
E gran sfar^ zo, Ce imadama! 



y3 J J'J?3 



8- 




quasi a piacere P aTeHq>o 



116 



(Parpignol moves on, down the Rue Viellle Comedie, the children merrily follow him pretending 
I 1 to play on their toy instruments) 

lliJl?Tempo 



,^« 




CHILDRBN 




gh^ i> Ji J^ p fw ^ 



- gnol,Parpignol,Parpi - gnol! 

- gnoly ParpigTWly Parpi -gnol! 



(without) 



Buy the druiii,buy the 





^ 



-y-^ — r 



(in the distance) 



drum. 
- relj 



get away^ it, is mine! 
dei solda-tiildrap.pelf 





rail:. 



X 115494 X 



Now then lit. tie Mi . mi, what lovAng pres » ent did you receive ftom 

i5 Si^gno~ri , na Mi ~ mi, che do^no ra , ro leha fatJoU suo Ro^ 




f 



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V ? V f 



MIMI 



I ' ii ] MI'I '' p p p r Bi i i ^ 



This lit.tle bon.nettriimtfdwith lace and ro 

MA^icKL J5: ^ U^ na cvf . fiettaa piz - ^i, ^/,/fl^ ro 




ses, 
sa. 



^ 



RiL.doIph£ 
.dol.foP^ 




suits my fair com . plex . ion? 
bru^ni ben si fan - de. 



I long^have wished tohayeone 

I>a tan ^ to tern po tal cuffietta e 




r iiMa4 / 



iia 




f'"'UJ i> \ p i'\ ^^ 



MIMI 



i 



>m 



rail. 



stent. 



a Tempo 



^ M !> 



. ly found out what my heart had longed 

gliha let . to quelcheil co^rea - scon - 

a Tempo 




MIMI 




P— B-=g=^ 



^ 



rail. 



reads the heart's long* cher. ished sec - . rets 

^lui che leg ^ ge denJroaun cuo ^ ^ re 



16 

sa 



a 
Va. 




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lie 



MiMi a Tempo 



.'■J' p^^ f n- '^' •> 



1 



mas . ter amigh-ty mas - ter. 

^mo . re» ^ ed ^... /^/ - /o - r^* 

SCHAUNARD 



m 



L ^' M P ^ ^ 



A ve - ry great pro « 
^ . ^jt?^r. ^^ pro . /^^ - 



a Tempo 




SCHAUNARD 



1 



COLLI 



.fess - or. 
-^<? - re... 

NE 



S 



a 



T=^ i' itp ^^ 



Al-read-y 
Cheha gia di . 




COLLINE 






he poss.ess.cs his dip . lo . ma in love's po _ ems 
■plomi e non son ar. mi pri _ me le sue ri . me 



^^ 




"^ H r r 




^^ 



a 



/ 115494 / 



120 

MARCKL 



SCHAOARD • ii . . > ^ . 7Z~r~7^ 



m 



^ 



All that he wild . ly ut - 
Tan _ ia che sem^bra ver 



- ters seems quite true. 

cid ch'e^li e - spri - m<?/ 



p 




swreet-est dreams of hope and love's fair fane 
^bel^lae . ta d'in , g-anni e d'u - to 



T r n 




MAKCEL M. ^ 



r P p T 



trust, you hope and all seems rosy and love 
ore.de, spe^ra.e tut . to bel. loap _ pa . 

^ m 



r J I 



ly- 

re. 



f II* Lf U 




most divine of allour po.et's works, friend 

piu di^vi^ na del^le po^e ^ si ^ 

t orna ndo a tempo 



allarg. 



e 

4^ 



is thatwhichteaches 
e quella, a - mi^ co^ 




MIMI 

m 



a Tempo 



im 



p 



RUDOLPH 



^ 



^ 



k 



i 



^ j^ Ji J' i i a 

And love is 
^ - mare e 



to tru. 



us 10 tru - ly love 
che c'in~S€gnaa „ma 



r^*/ 




certainly more sweet than hon . ey, more than hon « ey. 

dolceanco - ra j»/i rf^/ m/^ - /^, piu del mie . le! 

^ a Tempo 





3 



^^ 



^1 



£ 



r^z//.. 



^ 



MIMI 



t 



y=* 



-Ail 



fe^;^^ 



^ 



m 



It depends on your taste Aether it's hon . ey or vin.e . gar. 
Se.condoil pa ^ la ^ to e mie ^ le, o fie - le! 




RUDOLPH OhHeavenf 1 hurt him. 
/ jj ti J O Mo! Vho of ~ fe^ so/ 



m 



s 



^^ 



l \ P .7 P 1 



IJe's mourningimy Mi 
^in lut^to^o mia Mi 



mi. 
mi. 




11549* 



122 



$ 



MIMI 



RUDOLPH 



*!= 



V ;^ ii J' lit 

Ajwaywith 
Eviai pen^ 



V J. i. j> » 



MARCEL 



^ 



A.waywith 
Eviai pen~ 






s 



SCHADNARD 



^^ 



ff^ 



^ 



Up with the drinks. 



A-waywith 
B via i pen~ 



S 



a 



COLLINE 



Let's have a toast . 

^/-/^ - griyOn n to^ast!.. 



»l|ll *J7 



fc 



B 



^& 



* 



m 



Let's have a toast. 
^ALle « gri.oun to^ast!.. 



^£«£ 1: 



I 



p cih i^b > I 



^ 



jt 



^/¥ j^ V ^ 



^^^ 



E 



a XI 



MIHI 



>a< 



r«//. 



^^iO 



n J'p p p r~pir PTrrt^ 



^ 



g^ 



sor.row let 
RUDOLPH .^i^ aLtii 



^ 



us all be 
bicchier! be . 



gay! Let's drink. 

viamf.... be . viam! 



J' B M f P I I " ^»P 



fc^ 



» 



i 



sor-rowlet 
^sier, aLtii 



us all be 
bicchier! be. 



gay! Let's drink. 

viam!..,, be - viamf 



MARCEL 



Sla n ff f f r tT i f f^ = F=M 



>j' i tft p 



flj ptacere 



y U m'' H l l 'iii"!!'! 



sor..rowlet 
^sier, aLtii 

SCHAUNARD 



US all be gay! Let's drink. Bring me a phial 

bicchier/ be ^viamL... be ^ viamf CKio be^vadel 



^-#t4 



ate 



^ 



^ 



s 



COLLINE 
X3 



^fr 



Let's drink. 

Be - viam! 

ralL 



^ 



jte 



^^E 



Let's drink. 
Be - viam! 




/ 1154»4 / 



RUDOLPH 



^ 



123 

(Enter from the corner of the Rue Mazarin an extremely pretty, coquettish -looking young 1«^. 
She is followed by a pompous old gentleman who is both fussy and overdressed.) 

J (surprised to see Musetta) 
^-- *zi3Z ^ 1 p » 



IM^-^ I p ^ ii 



Qhl 
Oh/ 



Mu-set - tal 
Mu-set _ ta! 



MARCEL 



V^b"i>l! ^ WTn V 




of poison 1 
tos - si~co/ 



Herself! 
£s^ sa! 



SCHAUNARD 



(in amazement) 



^a 



^ . . i ^ p % 



COLLINE 



( in amazement ) 




Ohl 
Oh! 



Allegro moderate J • = 132 



Oh! 
Oh! 



Mu-set - tal 
Mu.set - ta! 



Mu-set - tal 
Mu-set . ta! 






/ 115^84 / 



124 




Sop* 






(liercehriiig Hnsetta) 



i>V P 7 T 







Lookr 



Yes! 
Si/ 



y }^ J p p ^ 



She! Mu.set „ ta! 
Zei/ Mu^set . ta! 



5^ 



^E3^ 



She! 
Lei! 



F » > ^ Mi' 



Look I 
toi 



Mu-set . tal 
Tor^na - /a/ 








^ 



^5 



-^ 



Oh ! what swag*, ger 1 
iftVz . m^ in au . ^/ 




ALCIimOBD 






(walking swiftly and looking about her, as if 
in search of some one,while AlcindorofoU 
lows, panting and testy.) 



'm f f 7 ag 



% 



^ 



^y=^ 



#4-^ 



Jiisiljke a val , .. et 
Gomennfae^chi . .. ;^d?... 



tip ^ | T p y ^ 



I must run here and there. 
cor^rer di qua.,, di la,.. 




115494 



MUSETTA 



125 



(as fi calling a pet -dog) 




^' J' 7 y B 



ALCINDORO 



Come, Lu . lul 
Vien, lAt.lu! 



^¥==^ 



^f p r P I 



not for mel 
non ci sta... 



I can stand no 
mm ne pos . so 




•wh • • • » , 



MUSETTA 




^/b l 'l> "f' ■r 



(Musetta notices the friends seated at table ootside the <»fe and motions 
Alcindoro to secure the table which the townsfolk li»ne jiffit vacated) 



Come, Lu.lu! 

ALCINIX)BO 



ji^t vacated ) 



^^y=F 



\a 



p p r P -Jg 



V I y j E 



morel 
pit 



ptu 

SCHAUNARD 



I can stand no more! 
non ne pos - so piuf 






He*s had a pret-ty good time I reck,on. 
Quel bmtJo co.so mi par che su^di! 




"♦ . • • , , 



—^ y — ^ — ^ -^ — 



?^aF F^^F^ 



MUSETTA 



S 



(Alcindoro in a state of great irritation 
J^ ^ sits down and tiams mp his coat-coliar.) 



ALCINDORO 



M^ 



wn,Lu-ln! 



Sit down 

Sie . di, Lu^lu! 



How now? out-side here? 
€o . me! qui fuo^ ri? qui?! 



m 




/ 115484 / 



126 

ALCINDORO 

(g^nimbling) 



Wi> r PF i\ J) J) I) j)- ^ i ji j^ J) J i 



=y=^ 



Such a term of fond en-dear.ment pray do not ap-ply to me I 
Ta -It no, mi.gno . li pre _ go ser . ba .te -H al tu per tuf 



^ 



■7 p tir ; p ^ 



vv r y V ^=^ 



^^ 



/ 



1^ ie^gero 



i 



m 



^^^ 



Tg—i" 



MUSETTA 



fe 



(a waiter approaches to lay the cloth.) 



fTT~^ 



a 



^ 



Now don't 
iVl:?;^ far 



be Blue - Beard 
miil Bar - da. 



jj'i>r-iJmf ^ 




^ 



N » y j; y j -^ =^ 



MUSETTA 



i 



(sits down facing the caife) 



ffi 



7 y j^ y J ; 



^ 



pray! 



MARCEL 



(contemptuously) 



^ 



g=^M^=^ 



& 



y y - 



COLLINE (scrutinizing Alcindoro) 



With his chaste yoimg'Su. 
Col ~ la ca ^ sta Su - 



^m~ I ' y T— f=r= i 



j"^ y y I" 



m 



Thenau^h.ty,naugh-ty Eld . . eri 

B il vi - zio con . te - g?io - - so.. 




/ il54S»4 / 



187 



MIHI 



(to Rudolph) 





RUDOLPH 



And her clothes are smart, tool 
E pur ben ve . sti . fa/ 



MARCEL 



The angels can't af 
Glian^e^li van . no 



^ 



^ 



f—y y -f 



. san 
-san 



na! 
na! 




HIMI 



(with curiosity) 




ft" ) V > ^ 



•0 you know who she is? 



RUDOLPH 



D you know vpho she is? 
La CO, no . sci? Chi e? 



ford them 
^«^ . di . 



MARCEL 



^ 



i » i 



^i^i 



Youhadbet . ter ask 
Domanda . ^^./(? a 




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128 

MUSETTA 



m 



( disconcerted at not being noticed by ber 



t Ji J^J^ ^ 



MARCEL 



^m 



-i-f-M 



(Mar, eel can 

(Mar^cel^ lo mi 



^ 



^^^ 



7 V y 



me. 
me. 



Well^hernameis Mu . set 
// suo nome e Mu , set 



ta 
ta;. 







^y^ 



^ 



# 



Sostenendo appena 
P 



^'i\> J^^L-J ^ 



i 



^ y i 



^E 



^^=^F 



=F^ 



^^^=F 



f 



MUSETTA 

friends) 



m 



fi i"> j » > 



g ^jt ji ^' J. y ji j^ j'l^ 



see me^, 
vi^de.. 



Eut he wonH look, the vil-lainl 
e non mi guar da il vi . le! 



MARCEL 



m^ - .==L- 



'mi y 7 >' F^^7=tfr-f= ^ 



^ 



•H^ — ? 



Her sur-name is Tempt ™ a 
CO - gno , ^^ : Tfe^ . ta - -sri^ 



tionl As to her vo 
nef Per sua vo . ca 




MARCEL 



AndSehaunard is laugh 
Qt/el Schatmard che ri 



mgl 
de! 



gff=r 



A^ 



i^El^E^I 



- ca . tionj^ikea rose in the hreezes, 
. zio - ne fa la ro „ sa dei ven 



so shechan - ges 

ti^gLra e mu^ta so 



MUSETTA 



129 



I 



fe 



^ y ^F _M 



It y V 



MARCEL 



^ 



^M P f- F Mff i f 



They provoke me past 
Jl/V ./fe^^ tutJiu.na 



t=^^ 



lov„ er for lov 
^ven.ti d'a^man 



erwitk-out imm 
ti e d^a , mo 



ber.. 




MUSETTA 



fei^=^ 



|t y > ^ V n V V f T p i^^ 



^ 



i 



^ 



bear 



ing! 



Ah, could I but beat 
Se pontes. .si pic 



MARCEL 



m^^ 



'^l-f^ f f f t4 =^ 



EE^ 



And like the spite _ ful screech - owl,... 
€ CO ^ me la ci _ vet . ta 




5 



Jiy Ji,j 



i 



^' ^> ii V » t> <^^=^=^ 



h ^ rF^ 



t 



^ » 8 



^^ 



^y=F 



MUSETTA 



m 



If 1 could. I would scratch 1) 



^ 



^ 



them! 
, chiar! 



If 1 could, I would scratch 1) 
Se pontes . si graf . fiar !J 



MARCEL 



il f ^F f I'p ^^^~^P M M ^^ I 



a bird that^s most ra 
euc ^ eel - lo san^gui 



pa - cious^the food that most she 
na - rio;il suo ci^hoor.di ^ 




115494 



130 

MUSBTTA 



#- y i^ii J^ m 



^ JV k^ ^^E^ 



But I o 
Ma non ho 




y have 
sot 



to back me this 
to man che que 



Q O ^ u 



A 



i 



old pel 
sto pel 



1 
li 



MARCEL 



^ 



i^ 



y V ,v 



V '^ y > 



fa 
na 



vours 
rio 



m V ^n r i i f^ ^ 



is the heart ! 
e il cuojre! 



^p-k|i 



Ujl t cJ J : 



^ 



m 



^m 



^^^ 



3a 



^ 



=y=^ 



y y . ^^^ 



bi 



KU8ETTA 



^V^ f V y H V ) v'TT V > 



F M I 



.can. 

^can! 

MARCEL 



^^ 



^ 



No matter 1 
A.spetJa!) 



¥H=^ 



con 



^ 



T=y 



Her food the heart is L.. 
^aw . giail cuo . r^/, 




MUSETTA 



fe 



a Tempo 

(shouting) 



i^ 



^ 



m 



¥ 



J y 



ritenuto 

amaresjsa ^ 

MARCEL ^ ^ "^ b^* 



Hi , waiter here L.. 
I^ki ! Came^rierJL. 



>^l,,>jt , (f f F #i ^ 



L 



P P P 1^ 



^ 



^ 



Thus have I now none left 
Per questoionon neho piu! 

M 



So pass. me the ra 
Fas ^sa ^ te ^mi il ra . 



col canto 



y\\> \ y~i-=^=^^=^ ^ 



j^==#iy^ 



55* 



^^ 



■J 1 T 



ya Tempo 



^EE3E 



^:: f~~^~"R^~y~rg^ 



115494 



(pointing to a plate aB the waiter hurries tbitber.) 
MUSETTA 7>y^ "^-\ 



i8i 




eethiB plate nasa hor . rid 



^ 



MARCEL 



Hi, waiter here U 
£ht ! Came, rier 1., 



See this plate hasa hor . rid smell of 
Questo piattohatmapuz , za di ri 




MJpSETTA (dashes the plate on the ground; the waiter picks up the pieces) 




Vi- (remonstrating) 




on-ions ! 
^ frit, to 1 

ALCINDORO 



Don't, Mu-set - ta 
No . Mu^set , ta... 



he qui . etl 
zH . to^ zit . tof 





MUBETTA 



s^ 



ALCINDORO 



(aware that Marcel will not look round) 

He woBi t look rouDd 1 

(Non si vol tat) (in mock des 



Gent . lyl gent - lyl 
Zit . to! zit . to! 




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132 

MUSBTTA 
ALCINDORO 



^4ir, i> I, JT-T-7 — r 



No , he won't see me I 
(Ah non si volJa ! 



w^^^^=^ 



H 



EEH3 



^ M -J 



Mi 



gent . lylMan - nerslman . ners! 
zit . to! Mo - rfi, g*^r . bo! 



What* s thematter ? 
A chi parli ?.. 



COLLINE 



§ffi 



w 



:j y y ^ ^ 



Ohithis 
Que.sto 




^S 



MUSBTTA. V 

^ 7in a rage) . • i - 

I( 



^ 



Now I could heat him jes,heat him! 
. r« /o bat . /<?, /<? ^fl'^ - to !) 

ALCINDDRO 



i 



COLLINE 



chick 
pol 

SCHAUNARB 



en's a po.eml 
lo e un po - ^ - ma ! 



( pettishly) 



^ > •> p F ^ 



I meant the 
^/ ca - w^- 



Y F P f F »a^ ^ 



What's the matter? 
(7o;^ chi par^li?.. 



» > » t 



i 



I 



This 




11B404 



MDSETTA 



m 



nn^^jn^ 



^^ ^ ^ 



133 



wait . er, such a bore 
^„„ -rie . re! Nonseccar/ 



Just let me have my own way, my own 
Vo . glio fa . re il mi . o pia . 



^S 



m 



^ 



wine is most de » li.ciousl 
vi ^ nob pre . li„ ba . to. 




way if you please I 

ce m. re 

ALCINDORO 



Iwoiftberuled by youL 
vo^ far quel chemi pa . reL 

. „_______,, ^____^ (ta kes up the menu 

Not 60 loud! not soloud,not soloudi 

Far la pi an, parla pian^parla pian 1 




espresstvo 



¥ • • 3 i i^ 



and proceeds to order supper. 
MUSETTA -^ 





what ahor.ridbore you are L. . ^ ,. 

Nonseccar L»n.^^...^. .. .„.^ , , 

WORKGIRIiS ••••••••• 

6 Sop. (crossing the stage, stop shorthand look at Musetta) 



why there sheis,there she is,hei 



On . ly lo ok 1 why there sheis,there she is^herselfjtfu. 
Guarda,guar,da chi si ve . de,prcpriolei,Mi, 




134 




( they oross the Bta|^e ) 



yesl 'tis she, 
pro . prio lei , 



Mu 




Some old stamm*' ring do . tardus with her; yes! His she. 
Con quel vec . cAio che bal ^ bet ^ ta, pro , prio lei. 



Mu 
Mu 




j^''i> I ^}Q ijj ^ t r ^1 



tjjji ^i" 



k 



]> ff ji % 



leggeri88imo 
(laughing) 



I ff g M 1^ 



^^ 



» » I 



^ 



.set.tal Ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! 
^set.ta! Ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! 

u , , JeggeriBsimo ^ ^ 



m 



^ y~r 



2^ 



V 



.eet.tal Ah! ahl ahl ah! ahl ahl ahl 
.set.ta! Ah! aht ah! ahl ah! ah! ah! 




MUSETTA^ 



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 



^t 



(Can he be jealous of this 
(Che sia ge . lo. so di que 



ALCINDORO 



^ 



old mummy ? 

sta tnummia? Ve ^ 

(ceasing to give his orders and endeavouring 

P 



i 



^ 



'F=V=^ l 



What strangle be. 
La con ^ ve^ 




115494 



musetta 




wait! I'll be 

.diam se mi re 

ALCINDORO **• P»«i^ Musetta, who is fuming) 



ven, 
sta 



see if I 
tan^to po . 



.haviour. 



lM^^^-^ 



> r h J) 



Be qui-etl 



Do be 
la vir . 




dcrft, ril pay him out! Til pay him out!) 
.ter Bu lui da far . lo ce . de^refj 



ALCINDORO 



^m 



2^^ 



calm! 
.til,.. 




SCHAUNARD 



a ptacere 




115494 



*^ Un poco meno 

MUSETTA 



Why dotft you know me? 
Tu non mi guar . di ! 

ALCINDORO rjj 1 I 3 ' 



(at the top of her voice as she confronts Marcel ) 



f^^^^^^ 



iiiz ^ ^^g 




WeU I'm giving the or _ der,dear I 
Ve~di be.ne che or . di . no! 



climax! 
\^.penda! 

Tn poco meno 




COLLINE 



Now the fun's at its climax 1 
La commedia € stu - penda! 



^^ 



^i 



Pro - digious 
Stu . penda! 



^^ 




RUDOLPH 



(ToMimi) Sostenendo 




(# 



y-^ r^r r f ^- 



No, let me tell you, I nev.er would for give you. 

Sap . pipertuo go . ver . no che non da.rei per. 



.V ''"P 



P dolce 

to* 



Sostenendo 




^^ 



L±.=L m 



116494 



mi 



(To Rudolph) p 



137 



$ 



^ 



i 



RUDOLPH 



^ nev - er would for. give you! 



I love you 
lo t'a . mo 



do^noin sem,pi\. ter - _ no: 

SCHATJNARB %^p " 



^ 



wm 



^=#=g=t^ 



^ 



To one she speaks be 
Bs -saal.l'un par . la 



cause the oth . er 
per. che I'altroin. 




^ 



1 



^=:±zzj :^ 



1 



f PP dolcissimo 



I 



£ 



MIMI 



P— PP TTg 



^^ 



r^r-r 



?; 



fond . ly, amwhol-ly yours, my dear . est! 
tan -. ^6?, ^ so . no tut ^ ta tu . a!. 

SCHAUNARD 



What is 
C%(^ mi 



m 



^^^ 



lis - tens. 

. COLLINS 

^ 



(To Schaunard) 



p p F=y=N 



^ 



The oth - er will not 
jfi' raltroin^van cru. 




MIMI ^ 



^ 



that a - tout for. give _ ness? 
par ^ li di per- do . no? 

COLLINB 



% 



^ 



P B g Mp p n [> ^ 



Feigns not to see the girlMtich makes her 
fin , fc^ di jn on ca « pir, ma svg"^ see 

7^ t ff" 




115494 



138 

MUSETTA 



a Tempo 




ALCINDORO 



m 



But your heart is a - throbbing. 
Ma il tuo cuo . re^nar^ tel - /a. 



, y^isppx 



COLLINE 



a 



Do be quiet! 
Par^a piano. 



y=^ 



mad!.- 
mieH... 







*^ 



a Tempo 






SEfe 



r/af//. ^ (£?r^^. 



g?J tf~f^H 






i^^^ 



JE M - f f ^ - 



^5 



M 



MUSETTA 



fefe^ A=#=3: 



^^ 



^^ 



ALCINDORO 



But your heart is a - throbbing! 

mail tuo cuo - re mar * /^/- /a/ 

4 



i ^ ^p P J^ 



^ 



Do be qui . et! 
pia - no, pia - w^,-^ 




/ 115494 / 



Tempo di Valzer lento J = 104 

ttnamtm (still seated, and markedly addressing Marcel, who shews signs of agitation.) 
HUSETTA c^„f molfa grazia ed elee 



139 




ftTT 



thro' the street ^.... I wah.deronwaj 



As thro' the 

Quan . - ^ do me'n 

Tempo di Valzer lento J = 104 

con molta groMiaedeleganza 



street 
vo 



wah-der onward 
quando m'en vty so . . 



?z= 



^m 



^ 



^~z=r^-^ 



g 



W 



W 



^ 






I 



m 



^^ 



^ 



f?=y=^ 



MUSETTA 



quasi rit 




merrLly I wan.der onward dainti.Iy, 

^let.taper la via la gen ^ te sostae mi - ra^. 




See how the 
e la bel 



folk look round, 
lez - za mi - a 



Because they know Fm 
ttit.ta rt^cercain 



|iii^ 




gtl^ljfT 



MUSETTA J*^ . . 



a Tempo 
J ^— — 



F p i> I i^-^r r^^ "^ 



Et 



^ 



charm.ing,a ve.ry charming lit- tie girL 
mey ^. ricerca in me da ca^po a pie,\ . . (tj his friends in a voice half 

MARCEL ^ jr choked by emotion) 



^ 



^=^=g=g=^ 



t 



Hold mehack,hold me 
Le.ga«temi al^ la 




\\r^^%% 



140 

MUSETTA 



sottolineando 
ritenendo.,.. 



^ 



j^ Ji ii ^-^ ^ 



ALCINDORO 



And then 'tis mine to mark their hid . den 
ed as^ sa - po^ro al^ lor la bra^mo- 



(on thorns) 



MARCEL 



What wiU all the people say? 
Quel ~ la gente che di^ra? 



ajii ij-in^ 



* 



seggiola! 



riteneiido 




^ 



long - ing, and all the passion in their eyes^ 
. sia sot - til, . . . , che da gl 'oc , chi tra . spt - ra 



m 



^ 



: ^ llJ--^'''''^^ jy. 



and then the 
e dai pa . 




molto rail. 



a Tempo 



^ 



:^ 



I 



f-r-t 



MUSETTA 



a Tempo 



pocorall. 



^__j;XX~x'xJ' I g^r I j^ J' 1 7^^^ 



joy of con.quest o-ver _ comes me; Ev ry man is my pr lie! 
.le^ si vezzi in.ten.der sa al leoc ^cul - te bel^ta. 



^ 



^ 



li^JJ^g 



^ 



^ 



^ 



? 



ate 






a Tempo J" 



J 



^JV-^i -V- 



^ 



jt?676?^ ralL 



f 



=5^= 



115*9* 



141 



a Tempo 

MUSBTTA (rising) 



Hh V ( r 



^M^r j?i ;i ^ 



^ 



And thus their hearts, their hearts I cap - ture as if hy 
Co ^ SI Vef - flu ^ via del de ^ si ^ ^ o 




MUSETTA 



rit: . 




carta ^ TempO 

f^ espanstvo 



_^ ^'^ '^ ^ ^' \^ ^p 



■?E1 



u 



ma - gic all my own, ah! 

tut. ta m'ag^gi ^ ra fe 

8 "-:z::::::::^^^^^^ 



rapture! ah! 

li . ce mi 



m 



i i: te # *^# t 




4 




rap 

fa.. 



ture 




'>--^h -f 



rit, motto , 



i 



corta 



r\ 



mf a Tempo 



I 



* 



iS 



^§ 



f 



^ 






*' ^ P -^^ .'^ 



i 



^ 



ALCINBORO 



'Tis 



^ 



mine 
li - ^^ 



a . lone... 

Tni fa^ (getting closer to Muse tta, 

•/ •** he tries to make her leave off) 



<''P rjiflMia 



This , dious 
Quel can^toscur^ 




£ \i^v^\ I 



ALCIWDOROi 5— 1 , 5 , .^ 3 -( V s ' r S \ ' '"^"^T" 



singing 



up-sets me en - tire.ly, 
mi muo^ ve la bi . le! 



^ 



up-sets me en 
mi muo^ve la 




MIMI 



once.. 
sa 



m 



^m 



^(to Rudolph) 



- ts^ 



:;^imr pas-sion once be . tray'i 
— c>fc me.mo^rie ti strtig ~ gi, 



^^ 



* 



* 



iife^ 



Fg^ 



E 



Oh, now I see. 
ALCiNDquo^ — , lo ve . do ben,. 



':y-Hh ii j ? ^^ 



that this unJiap-py 
c?A^ queLla po - 1;^ . 



.tire,ly! 
H^lef 




MirSETTA 



m 



QuaH rit. 



^ 



>- ^r::^ 



i 



Wnvshonldyou he dis. mayoyL 



^^ 



ii 



MIMI 



tiyshonldyou he dis- may 
da me tan, to ri „ fng - gi?. 



et 



m 



E t J p p p i^ r j^ 7 ^^ 



^^ 



i 



mai.den 
. r^^. ta 



ish J. r f f f f 



i 



a -dores your friend Mar- eel, 
tut^ta in^ va - ghi^ta el - Ve^ 




quasi rit. 



.V-Mtt JLjb=--4:f ^^ 



3E^ 



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MUSETTA 



#ii%=f— f"P^ 



143 



jOZI 



'w p » 



::s: 



^ though deep in your heart, deep in your heart. 



*A 



aE -f-^>-M?-ff I ^ ■ J'' p jv~ii r . 1, ji H ^feN 



^ 



a-dores him 
/^//Vz in - t^a 



mad - ly. Ah! she's quite 
g'hi - . ^a di Mar 



en a.mo^ur'd of Mar. 
eel, iutjainjva^ghitael^ 




^ ^a^Tyfg^ 



^f 



^ 



J ', 



i 



^E 



MUSETTA 



poco^ aliarg: 



?^j a Tempo 




MIMI 



.rankles the smart you'd nev , er^ never con. fess but ra.ther 
no n le vuo i dir, so den, ma ti sen . . ti mo . 




(Schawnard and CoUine rise, and standing- aside,watch the scene with interest, while Ru . 
MUSETTA ^dolph and Mimi remain seated and continue their talk . Marcel nervously quits his seat, 

A a a and is about to go, but is spell-bound by Musetta's voice.) 




SCHAUNARD 



She once was Mar-ceFs 
Mar^cel^loun di I'a ^ 



'>'-hh I ^ --ir-k~^rz:i^=i^r-^ \ n y ^ ^ m 



What will all the peo.ple sa^! 
Quel ^ la gentle che di . ra! 




ll%%9^% I 



144 

RUDOLPH 



(Alcindoro vainly endeavoiirs to induce ilfusetta 




love, 



She 



SCHAUNARJJ' 



mo „., 



wan . ton . ly for .' sook her 
la fra ^ schet^ta Vabban^do^ 



v=Mti''p p p n "-P— =^- 1 p V I 



* 



Ah! Mar- eel will soon give in! 
Ah Marked , lo ce ^ de « ra! 




RUDOLPH ^^ resume her seat at the table, where supper is now ready.) 



^m 



% 



^ 



r p^=F 



^^ 



COLLINB 



fate..„ 
no « 



y ^ Li ^ • ^ • • • •__ 



rar . er game she thought to 
per pot dar.sia mi^glior 



$ 



* 



Who knows what will hap . pen 
Chi sa mai quel che av - ver 



now? 
ra! 



| ¥rf f ^ 



• • 



^ 



^^ 



^a 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



«A 



n ii ^f^^ 



SCHAUNARD 



cap-ture. 

vi ^ ta . 



'?•• % p p ^f~r ? -M I p ^ ^ ^ — ^ 



COLLINB 



But the snare to some is plea - sant 

Tro - van dol^ ce al pa - ri il lac . cio,. 



^ 



p p p ff^^^ 



Good-ness me! 'tis most un , 
San - ti nu^miAn si ~ mil 



^m 



F P 



f f f \ 




I ii:»4*iv 



145 



MDSETTA 



eitpressivo 





SCHAUNARD 



Ah! 
(AAf 



>*'¥<* p [ y T~^ ^ p I g ^ i 



for the bit, er and the hit. 
chi lo tmide e chi ci da. 



rail. 



- pleasaait. 



a . ny - how it is for me! 
mai Col ^ line in ^ top ^pe , ra! 



Mar. 
Mar . 




MUSETTA 



F^^^:^^ 



mitfi 

m 



a 



ALCINDORO 




.eel, you are van . 

. eel - lo sma 



qnished, Mar. eel you are 

- niay Mar^ eel ^ lo e 



^-^ ii i X^ 



^ 



E 



P^^ 



^ 



And yet the maiden my heart with sor. row 

QuelVin^fe ^ li . ce mi muo.ve a pie^ 




Not so loud! 
Par.la pianf 



i# 



hr^^f f 2fl 



MU sll^^ 




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-"^^TT 



fills! , 

ALCINDORO 



COLLINE 



^ 



P P P F 



Qqu . tly! gen . tly! 
^// - ta, zit ^ tal 



^ 



p p p 1 



She is pret . ty, I don't 
(^^ ^ sae del . /<3f, 20 non son 




MIMI (nestling' closer to Rudolph) 



li 



tf 



s 



g^ 



RUDOLPH 



Dar . 
T'a - 



(with his arm round Mimi's waist) 



ling! 



- mo! 




COLLINE 



See the 
Quel bra 



bniggart in a 
vac^cio a mo 



moment will give 
meii-ti ce ^ de . 




/ 115494 / 



14Tf 



MUSETTA (turning to Marcel) 



espanstto 

tratt, f ultimo qtuirto 



I'l l "* \ V ? -^ H p I rT^ 



&M 



^^ 



^ 



And thtf your heart is break 
/So b€n:le an.go^sde tu 

trattenuto 



ing you'd never let us 
e non le, viwi 



MI MI trattenuto . 



This hap^less girl 
QuelVin^ fe - li 



fills my heart, 
ce mi muo 



my heart with soitow! 
ve a pie , tal... 



RUDOLPH 



''i» f ""i, Ji Ji Jl ^ Jl il l i> ? J ff J^ ni^ 



Ml 



f 



Most faint the lovethat^when 'tis wounded, 
I! fiacco a.mor quel che le of.fe ^ se 



may not make re.plyl.. 
veil . di ^ carnonsaL 



ALCINDORO 



^ 



m 



Manners^ 

Mo^di, 



SCHAUNARD 






in! The fun grows fast and fu.rious! 
.ral Stu^penda e la com . me ^ dial 



COLLINB m ^ ^ 



but yet I'd ra . ther 
ma piac.cionmi as . sai 



havemypipeandapageof Ho . mer! 
piti u^na pipaeunte^sto gre - w. 




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148 

M1T8ETTA. 



^ 






know! 
dir 



^ j T ^t^M 



Ah! you would never let us 

Ah/. „. ma ti sen - ti mo 



MI MI 



The love's that born of pas . sion ends in 

Va^ mor in ^ - g^ - f^^ - ro , so e tri . sto a . 



RUDOLPH 



Who can 
Non 



re 
ri 



. Vive 

- sor ^ 



re . Vive 
ge 



ALCINBORO 



"/"A H ^ t \ \ \ ^ 



a love that's 
spen ^ to a ^ 

(angrily) 



^ 



dannersl 
garho! 



SCHAUNARD 






!=!=£ 



Gently! 



Mar. eel 
Mar^ eel 



will soon give in! 

lo ce ^ de ^ ral 



COLLINS 



% , f r EEj 



^? 



Yes, a page of Ho-inerl 

mi piac . cion as „ sat piiif 



pi^ ^ f-f 




mf poco allar^. 



nk is |J)-J 



Tr^r 



i 



^^^ 



ptii 



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149 



a Tempo 

MirSKTTA (obstinately to Alcindoro) 





know 1^11 have my way, SO don't you worry! Til do just what I like, 

-m; lo VQ.glio fajreilmio pia^cere! Vo^glio far quel die mi 



HIMI 



* ji ii J 



J . J I t ' 



grief! That poor 
^morl QuelVin _ 



un 
. fe 



hap . py 
li _ ce 



RUDOLPH 



m 



J x J ff " •> 



^ J^ * 



m 



dead! None may 
.mort E fiac ^ 



re 
CO a 



Vive 
mo 



a„ 
re. 



ALCINDORO 



y¥» ^ }\^ \ I 



gently! 
zitta I 

6CHAUNARD (to Colline) 



,y^'^ ^ it ;y p y F I y ■? ^ *M M g n 



If such a pret - ty dam.sel should onJy make eyes at 
Se tal va _ ga per . so ^na, ii trattas^sea tu per 



COLLINS 



^FW 



^^ 



s 



^^ 



* 



She is pret - ty I 

Es ^ sae bel , to, fion 



don^ 
son 



a Tempo 



f"'' ^ Httj r r r r I r r.iii'rtctJ '^ 



M 



^ 



? 



«» ^w<?o incalz. e ores. 



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150 

MUSETTA 



sostenendo 




just what I like, 

4* — k — ^ f ^ 



so hdidyour tongue, « «... hold your 

non sec - caVy „... non sec . 






girl^ ah!. 
ah/, 

IRUDOLPH 



ah! 
ahL 



she moves me^ she moves ^ me to 

mi muo _ ve^ mi mno^ve a pie. 



love none may, none may revive a love^ a lovetnaVi 



SCHAUNARD 



love., 
quel.. 



none may, none may revive 
che, le of^ fe _ se. 



^m 



a love^ a lOvelliat's 
t^en ^di.car non 



i_^H^ ^11,'ff-. irrJff "p g .^ 



=^=^ 



you, 

COLLINE 



you^d for-get your mouldy classics, And you'd hasten to fetch her 
la tuascienza bronto - lo^na mande - re^sti a Bel - ze ^ 

rr"3k — n 



doubt S^ yel I would ra.ther liave my old ^ipe and a page of 



doubt it; yel I would ra.ther have 
cie - CO, ma piacciomni assai jnii 



my old pipe and a page of 
u . na pipaeun te _ sto 




iJfSETTAa, Tempo 




#= 



unpoco sostenendo 
JL 



H ^ U \ V P | 7 ili^' J^ g I |T J] Jl J^ >h ? ^ 



tongue^ hold your tongue! 
MiMi , ^carf nan sec^ car! 






(Imnsttrj^ to^ rid of the old boy.) 
(Or convicfi li^ be^rar^si del vecchiol) 



^ 



^ 



tears! 
taf 

BUDOLPH 






^ 



dead! 
saf 

SCHAUNARD 



SCHAUNARD 



shoe! 

COLLINE 



1 



1 



I 



gt'eeo! ' I • 25 ^^ ^^^^ sostenendo 



I 



- T-n ,F^ ^'1 



J — r 



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i^^ 



=r=^ 



151 




(pretending to suffer violent pain in her foot she sits down again) 

MUSETr^ ^trillando quasi a piacere (coyly showing ^r f oot) 



MUSETTA ^tn 



i 



cwi grazxa 



m 



^^ 



y V' 



Oh, dear! how it pains mel how it pains me! 
Ahif gual do. lo,re, qualbru-cio. ret 

ALCINDORO ' * 



^ 



^ 



iiQrfootl 
Al pie! 

(bends down to untie her shoe) 



^^•— ff 



^ 



i 



i 



%k 



What now? 
Clie c'eP 



Let's see! 
Do _ ve? 



m 



^E 



co^ canto. 



MTTSETTA 



i 



5T1 



I? Tempo 

(screaming) 



? t^ M f 



Break it! tear "fff 
Sciogliy slac^ciOy 

(arreatl y concerned, comes forwa rd) 



MARCEL 



s* 



i 



a Tempo 



Ah, 
Oio 



ir Tempo 




I can't hear it! 
rompi, strac.cia! 



t 



? 



beg you! 



[66 



enetmpfo^ro, 



C166e by there is a 
Loff^u c^eun calzo , 



MARCEL- 



^ 



f f 1 ^ r^^i'itJ-^ — f 



gol . - den youth you are not dead, not 

^ven _ , tu mi ^ . a tu non se , . i 



152 

MUSETTA 



(strillandu) 



I 



1^ 



F M f. J'l> ^ 



M H i P i.7 ^ i 



^ 



bootshop! Hasten,quickly! 
ALCiN -^^-i^* Cor.ri, presto/ 






He may have boots to please me! Ah! the torture! 
Ke vofflio un aL tro pa . to. AhUchefitta^ 



$ 



What imprudence! 
Imprudente! 



MAECSL 




^-^. 



III f f 




dead for me,. 
?nor - . ta.... 



.bu$ love revives 
„ne di te mor 



a _ gain in me I. 
to e il sov - ve^ mrL 



^ ^M 



=^=^ 






^ 



^^ 



a Tempo 



^ 



m 



quasi rit. 

X 



^ 



a Tempo 



^ 



M 



^ V j; 



^ 



^ 



^ 



MUSKTTA 



>a 



how these horrid tiocht shoes squeeze m 



r^^f^^^^^ 



(takes off lier shoe and puts it 



^^ 



^ 



how thpse horrid tight shoes squeeze me! I' 11 take 
ma -ih , detJa scar ^ pa stret^ta! (h* la 



it off. 
le.vo.., 



'>i^iP P M P P \j ^i 'i -H- j ^7 



What will all the peo.ple say? 
Quel ^ la gen^te che di . ra? 



What im . 
Mail niio 




i f ff if ffff^ 



If at my 

Se tu hat ^ 



door you came to 
tes - sialJa mi a 



SCHAVNABD 



£ 




£ 



^* 



^^ 



Now the fun 
La com - me 



he . 
dia 



comes stn 



COLLINB 



^#^ 



p 



Se 



i 



^i- 



i^ 



Now the fun 
Zo com - m^ 



he . 

dia 



. comes stu 




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on the table) 

MUSETTA 



So! let it lie there! 
Ecco^ la qua. 



Hasten! Hasten! Hasten! 
Cor ^ ri, va, cor^ri! 



MIMI 



^^^y tf ^fe^ 



^Tis ver. y plain to me that she' s en - am - our' d 
lo ve - do be?i., eLVe in^va^ghi - ta 




RUDOLPH 



ALCINDORO 



t) jip ^= 



^i^-^f^f-t 



"'Tisver.y plain to me the com-cdy'sstu - 

love - do ben... la commedia e stu , 

(hides her shoe under his coat which 




.prudence! 
grado! 



Nothing short of scandal! of scandal! 
Vuoich'iocom^pro ^ nwtJa? -4„ spet^ tat 



MARCEL Lj, 



f irtrfJ^^ =^=Fp 



greet 
por - 



me my heart would straight go out 

. ta fandreb. bail mio co ^ re 



fc 



SCHAUNARD 




to 

ad a . 

r- f i L 



^^ 



_pen - 



- dous! 

^ da J 



In 

la 



truth 'tis as good 
com^me^dia e stu^ 



COLLINE 




J IT M> i 



Nowthecom-e -dy's stu . 
la com.me^dia e stu . 




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154 



MTTSBTTA ' 



f ^ 



^ 



(Musetta and Marcel embrace with much fervour) 

f stent.^ Tempo sostenuto ^^^^ 



i 



111^^^ 



ilEE^ 



i 



bring another pair I go ! 



pre ^ sto, vaf 
^J^l ^ ^ ? stent. 



va! 



Marcel 

Marcels lo... 



frT^gf j^i 



of Mar- eel! 

di Mar^ eel . . lo! 



EUDOLPH 



stent. 



'M 



m 



_0L. 



^^ 



.pen 

.pen 



. dous I 
_ da/ 



he hastily buttons up) 
ALCINDORO Stent, (hurries off the stage) 



yiiii«it 1 7 



f^f^ 



Mu . set.ta! Shame! 
Mu ^ set^ta! Vo.^ 



MARCEL 



ate 



^ ^ 

ms 



m 



^ 



^Em 



^^3 



meet thee, my love I 

priry ad a^prir! 

SCHAUNARB 



En_chantress! 
Sure ^ na! 



stent. 




as a play, as a play I 
pen - - - da! 

COLLINE ^ stent. 




^^ 



.pen - 
.pen - 



^ dous! 
. da! 



p^^ un / 



J2(5 aTempo sostemito 



■••«•••••••••••«••••••••••«• 



We 



ii^ 



... col canto ffftuttaforza 




Meno 

K 



m 



w 



allarg. 



% 



ert 



Jpp doleistimo 



^ 



ii&4e4 



RUDOLPH 



(to Mimi in amaiement as they both rise) 



w 



m 



SCHAUIfARD 



The bill!.... 
// conto?! 

(in amazement) 
(a waiter brings in the bill) « K "^ 



Heresthe final tahleaa! 
SiamoalVultima scenal 



COLLIKE 



The bill!., 
// conto?! 

(in amazement) 
P. 



155 






^>iau.__j,juLjaj^^ 



Whata 
Co.s% 




SCHAT7NAR0 



:)>hH p (T i ic 




bother! 
presto? 



COLLIKB 



(to the waiter) 



(after looking at It 
he hands it round ) 



1 — r 



? 



f— ^^—^ 



Let's see 

Ve.diam! 



Allegro alia marcia 



Who bade him bring it? 
Chi Vha ri . chiesto?! 



Og-ni battuta di | equivale a un qaarto di 3 
DniBUi heard in the distance 




115494 



136 Allegro alia Marcia J =±22 

^1^ TAe Tattoo itsir away at first; but gradually approaching) 



W 



w 



aEEj 



B^ 



i 



LF l-J 



^Ert 



(Drums') 



i»P 



'^b^a i ^j. » 



ij^—J^ 



t#^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 

, (examining the bill) 



^ 



]T J J^ ~Jr3i 



Heaven 1 
Ca^ro! 

SCHAU NABD 



Out with yonrcoppers 1 
Fuoriil da^na.ro! 



w 



lut with Youir coTJoers ! Col . li . ne, Rx 



GOLLIKE 

(examining the bill) 



Out with your coppers ! 
Fuoriil da^na-ro! 



Col-li.ne, 
Col - li-ne, 



ta. 
Bo. 



'h' D I 



^^^ m 



Heav'nl 



Out with your coppers ! 
Fuoriil da^na.ro! 




RUDOLPH 



W, 



MAR CEL 



^m 



Am 



SCHAUNARD 



'r i ii I I II F ., i! ^^¥^ 



We've not a i^! 

Siamo alVa^sciutJof 



'i 



_dolph,anclyoii:, Mar-cel! 
jiolJfoe tu Mar.cel? 

STREET ARABS (hastening from the right ) 



#-J\ JLi» ii 



®5>P-W0RK-OIRLS 




'Tisthe tat -too I 
La titira , tal 



m„_ (hurrying out of the Cafe Momns) 
: STUDENTS 

1? \ - F=== -- 



I've 
Ho 



^^F 



I say! 
Co • me? 



^ 



tte'^tat_tbo! 



Tfs tie'' tat_too! 
Za Hti-ra -tal 



'T^the*^tat.too! 



La riti.ra- taf 




i'H vi i 



15ir 



RUDOLPH 




;y SOUS, no more! 
trenta soldiin tut - to! 

MARCEL 



(amazed) 



y cr ^ M F ' ^^ 



SCHAU NARD 



I say! Nomorethanthat? 
Ct? . meP Non ce nUe pin? 



(sternly) 



p ^ 7 MM? i "n -^ £ 



i say! Nomorethanthat? But 

Go ^ me? Nonce n'e piuF Mail 




I say! Nomorethanthat? 
Co . me? Non ce 7i^e piu? 

(hastening from the left. As the tattoo is stiU a long way off, the folks run hither, as if uncertain firom 
Sopr. which quarter the band will approach.) 



P 



i 



'Tisthe tatJoo! 
La riJijra - ta! 



B Ten. 



^M 



'Tisthe tat.too! 
La riJi.rii . ta! 



f U' U'T" ^ 



awicinandosi a 



poco a poco 



w^^ 



m 



SCHAUNARD ^ M 22. 



who has got my purse?. 
mio te - so^ro ov'e!...^ 






(they all feel their pockets wiiich 



m 



coming' nearer) 




k 115494 



158 



(are empty; none can explain the sudden disappeapiatnce of Schaunard*s purse; and they look at each other 
in surprise.) 
MUSETTA 



k 



(to the waiter) 



j^ J) P I r ^ 



i 



STREET ARABS 



And my bill please bring to 
// mi con - to da^tea 



t 



J' ^ J. Ji l sri^ 



Will they come a - loiog this way ? 
Sav^vi „ ci^nan per di qua!? 




MUSETTA 



# 



^ 



me. 
rrw. 



(pointinj? in an uncertain fashion the opposite way) 



1) 



J' i|J' ji Is I Jv:^XJo 



WORK-GIRLS 
Sopr. 



^^ 



They are com.iiig down this way I 
S'av.vi . ci .nan per di la! 

(Several windows are opened, at which mothers with their children appear 
and eagerly await the coming of the F&trol.) 



fiKmtiie 



No, fifemtherel 
No, di Id! 

Ten. STUDENTS 



ff^^^ 



f^ 



No, from there I 
No, di Id! 



^ — 4- 



m 



^^^^^^ 



^ 



■:E^ 



m 



rnf 



l''V ^ - ilJit 




te -^ J -^ 
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^^ 




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159 



m 



No 1 have they come 1 
iV^?, vien di la! 



I '" ff ' I ff D 1'. 



Here they come! 
Vien di qua! 



Here they come! 
Vien di gua! 

(g-radually petreating- 





MUSBTTAfto the waiter who 
rt I m pr esents the bill.) 



p=i 



Thankyoul 
Be . nef 

Ten. CITIZENS. 

^ .fl r t (running forward from the back) 

W 



^ 



n 



BasBi HAWKERS 



Way,there!\^uj^^4here ! 
Lar^gof lav ^ go! 



» \%Tr^ Tr ^k^i^^ f^T«,^ Hi."U^.„^ I 




. SOME BOYS 



\Vay,there!way^there ! 
Lar.gof lar^go! 



(from the windows) 



^^ 



Just make one 
Pre^sto som^ 



Just let me seel Just let me hear! 
Vo. glio ve - derf vo^lio sen . tirl 




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160 



MXTSETTA 



if, ' ' I '' I ' 1 '^ ii h i 1 1' ' I " ^ 



(The waiter adds the two amounts together.) 



bill of the two! 
^ma^te quel^locon que^sto! 



\,^ J' \^ ^ jii 



Mo.therjust let me 
Mamma, vo~gUo ve. 




fe 



MUSETTA 



T 




The gen-tleman will pay 
Pa - ga il si « gfior 



^ I ff F J' ^ 



see! 




who came to sup with 
che sta - va qui con 



^^f-^H^ 



Pa_ -pa, 
Pa - . jy^. 



just let me hear! 
vo - glio sen . //r/ 



I^Ti^ 



^ 



^ 



^ 



P 



quiet! 
cer! 



w-^^^ 



To- ny, do have done! 

To - ^/o, la vuoi ft - - nirf 




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.MUSBTTA 



161 



y^ |y > ) 



me! 
me/ 

RUDOLPH (pointing to wbere Alcindoro went out) 
(in comic faahion) 



^^ 



he wTli pay 



"Sfes, hewTlipayl 



Fagail si^gnor! 

MARCEL ^(in comic fashion) 



^^ 



i 



ne^U paj 



Ves, fie^il ^ay! 
P<!^^ af/ sugnor! 

SCHAU. ^(Jn comic fafihion) 



^ 



i 



i 



newiUpai 



Yes, ne mil pay! 
Pr^flf i^/ sLgnor! 

dgointing to where Alcindoro went out) 
COLLINE ^(in comic fkshion) 



s 



Le\i5llpa^ 






Yes, ne will pay! , 

PiWa il S'L^TljOTf ^*^® crowd fills the stage ;the tattoo advances gradually from the left ) 




Ten. 



STUDENTS 



They Will come a - long this wayl 
S*€eo~ vi ^ ci - na ^ no di qua! 



eSjthi.v 
Si^ di 




Ten 

ui; 



Tiey will come a - longthis 
Shv-vi ^ ci ^ na ^ no di 



way! 
qua! 



s 



St, di 



rzi. 



^^ 



Yes^fBIi 

St] di 



HAWKERS 
iBassi 



jD&SBl 



M: 



* 



Yesj this 
St, di 



* Now If s com_mg, The tatTtooT 



Now it's com_i!ng, The tat _toor 
Vtib ve _ der la ri - ^« _ ra.ta! 






qui - et, dc 



i 



Do be 



fet, do have done! 
cer, la vuoi fi . nir.^ 




162 



SCHATJNARD 



(aside, coinically) 




Yes, he will 
Pa^gail si^ 



COLLINE 



(asidej^comicaliy) 



^ 



^m 



w 



S^ 



Yes, he will pay! 
Pa - ga il si,.gnor! 



STREET ARABS 
Pa 



f '' '^ / ^ ;^ f IV iJ' E ^^^^^^J^ J^ ^p ^ 



When it gets 
Co . m^ so.ra ar, ri 



near.er, we'll march a > long* be - side it! 
va . fe la se - g^z^f - rejmoal pas . 5(9/ 



^^ 



way! 
qua! 



m 



' 



^ 



way! 
qua/ 



p 



way! 
qua! 



i 



^ 



way! 
qua! 



r.^^-y' T ^ ) 



way! 
qua! 



30] 



^ 



(getting' gradually nearer) 



^m 






^S 



^^^T1 /a^ 



n n ^ rfi 



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^^ 



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itUSETTA (The waiter hands the two biU& to Mnsetta.) 



({ilaciiig both bills at Aloindoro'S p!ace) 



163 



t: 



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i 



And 



BfABCEL 



(aside, comically) 



E.. 



af_ 
do. 



-ter this 

.V6 



i 



^ 



m. 



^ 



P==F 



Hewil 



lewill payL. 



SCHAUNARD 




pay! 

HAWKERS ^"^^ shop-people close their shops and come out into the street) 






fn t£at pa_ 



i?p" 



^ 



4 



w 



ryjl' Y 



^ 



J>T I! 



T 



f ' 



MTJSBTT. 



^ 



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-ina tnii 



1 



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plea-santmeet. 



ing, this shall be my greet- .ingl 
Jo ri - tro^viil mio sa^ ^lu^tof 






1 



1 



S 



r r I . u^ j^ ^y ^ 



^ 



trol yon hear.. 
lio tu sen. 



Ji 



the 
la 



conn 
pa. 



try's 



no -hie might! 



(always nearer) 




Wl^ 



\i \{^\ 






^^ 



i t • p 



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164 




snail De her 
tro - viil sua sa~ 

COLLINE 



greet- -ingl 



£ 



sEl^ll be as 



m 



^^ 



s 



ill be ter "^ greet- -ingl 

_^ro - v»j7 stio sa. -lu- .to I 

(All look to the left; the tattoo is abont to enter the a^nare, wben the crowd retreats on either side, 
while the firlends with Kosetta and Minii form a group near the Cafe.) 




KB4M 



165 



MARCEL 




J nhuvm 



COLLINE 



See^the patrol is cominglLookout tiiattiieoiibqjrdEiit 
GVunge la ri^ ti^raJatCMeilvecokiofumci ve^da fug^ 



r~ V |7 l |f'n MM 



Lookout thatiheoMboydcnft 
CheilvecfAiOfumei ve^^fug^ 



STREET ARABS 



Nowlookout^thejT're conunglierel 
Ohe! at ttrn ti,ec ^co * It qua! 



Make way there! 
in ft _ &f/ 



Sop. WORK-GIRLS, 



' f' V y IT ^B nr f fr h 



^5 



Dostaiidback^for here they cornel 
Lar^^go^ lar^go,€e ^eo ^ li qua! 

Ten. STUDENTS 



Make way therel 
in fi . la! 



i 



^ 



i^ Ji i 



Do stand baok^for here they come! 
Lar^, lar^go^ec^co . li qua! 



Sop. CITIZ£NS»SHOP«ESFERS ETC 



Make way there! 
in fi . la! 




Dostandhackyfor here they come! 
Lan,go, lar^go,€C^co - li qua! 

Ten, CITIZENS. 



Make waythere! 
m fi - to/ 





Dostandhack^for heretheycomel 
Lanugo, lar^go,e€^eo . /ir gt^/ 

3assi HAWKERS. 



Make waythere! 
in fi ^ la! 



Make waythere! 
in fi . la! 




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166 

EDDOLPH 

1^ 



f- r j \ f $1 



See the 



pat.- rol 
la ri 



is co.ming! 



HAKCEL 

E 









^^ 



■^1." [7 I? [7 P 



f MF r 



catchyouwith ids darling! Now the cro^w d is 
-gir col^la suapre^da! QueLla fol - la 

f 



trejnendous, toes. 
ser^ ra - ta il 



.capewillhe so 
nascon^diglio ap^ 



SCHAXINARD 



^ 



f~^-^ ~rf^ 



F^ 



r F l y r 



COLLIDE 



Now the 
QtieUa 

f 



crowd is 



tre-mendoiis> toes. 
ser^ra^ta il 



.capewillhe so 
nascofi-digiio ap^ 



^'U u 



piT . f f | f r =g^ 



^ 



P^ MM 



catchyouwith his darling! Now the cros^rd is 
^grir col^ la stuipre^dal QtieLla fol - la 



tre-mendonsj toes. 
ser^ ra - ta il 



.capewillhe so 
nascon^digiio ap. 




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161 



MARCEL 



(Knter from the left the military Tattoo^ headed by a gigantic Drum-major who de3cte_ 
rously twists his baton^ shewing the way.) 



ea. sy! 

SCHAUJX^RD 



ggt~3rT 



ea. sy! 
'Pre.sti! 

COLLINE 



^^ 



feE 



ea. sy! 
'Presti! 



i; 



STREET ARABS 



(pointing gleefully) 



^ 



W 



^ 



f=f 



Sop.l. 



And there's the drum 
Ec - coil tam^bur mag" - 




WORK- GIRLS 



ma 
ffio 



. jor' 



^ 



r=f 



mh ' ' m) \ m 



Ten.l. 



And there's the drum 
Ec „ CO il tamJ}ur mag . 



- ma 
gio 



- Jor! 
. re! 



STUDENTS 



"m 



^^ 



i 



r=f=^. 



^op.», 



And there's the drum 
Ec - CO il tam^bur mag . 



CITIZENS, SHOP-KEEPERS, ETC. 



• ma 
gio 



, jor! 
- re! 



i 



^ 



f=f 



J^ i^ IJ 



Ten. 5J. 




^ 



CITIZENS 



And there's the drum 
Ec - coil tarn -bur mag . 



■ ma 

gio 



jor! 



;e 



f 



=f 



^ 



,Bassi HAWKERS 



And there's the drum 
Ec _ CO il iam.btir mag . 



■ ma 



jor! 
re! 



\m 



(I 1 1^ 11 -{^-^t 



32 



And there's the drum - ma 
Ec - CO il tam-kiir mag _ gio 

(on the stage) 



jor! 
re! 




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168 



i 



^ 



As 
Piu 



\^ 



f 



proud as a war 
fier d^un an^ . ti 



rior of old ! The druin-ma_ jor, 
€0 guerjrier! H tarn Jnur mag . 



^ 



E 



^^ 



f 



£ 



As proud as a war 
Piu fier d^un an _ ti 



rior of old! 
CO guerjrier! 



P 



^^ 



^^^ 



f 



f^ 



As proud as a war 
Piu fier d^un an - ti 



rior of old! 
CO guerjrier! 



bfct 



I" J^ J^ -h ii 



^ 



J J^' p I r 



f 



As proud as a war 
Piu fier d^un an \ ti 



rior of old! The drum-ma .jor, 
CO guerjriert II tamJmr mag. 



m 



[>■ n I ii j\ j^ ^ 



J A j? 



f 



As proud as a war 
Piu fier d^un an - ti 



rior of old! Thedmm-ma.jor, 
CO guerjrier! n tam^bttr mag. 



i^m 



N^ t^• u\ f^^ 



^^ 



As proud as a war 
Pitc fier d^un an _ ti 



rior of oldlThedrnm-ma.jor, 
CO guerjrier/ 12 tam^bur mag^ 



^m 



i 



^ 



m 



A>»W -=J^ 



l iiT" > 



^^ 



l- J*- j» ^ ^ 



115494 



MIMI AND MUSETTA 



* 



y JMft^ ff g 



199 



RUBOLFH 



Quick,or yon will miss them! 
Le. sti, le- sti, le _ stif 



&: 



=" =► 



g Jiff ilt^ ^ 



Quick, or you will miss them! 



MARCBL 



s 



Quick, or you will miss them! 



SCHAUNARD 



m. 



i 



E 



* 



Quick, or you will miss them! 
Le - sti, le^ sti, le - sti! 



COLLINS 



m. 



i 



^ 



* 



4= 



^uick, or you will miss them! 
Le^sti, le.stiy le^sti! 



^' i ji j\ i .^ 



EE 



looktI^„ 



look! the drum-ma^ jor, 
^giar! II tam.lmr mag", gtor. 



^ , [T M g K^^P 



The drum-major, lookL 

n tam^ bur mag", gior!.. 



\ , I? p g M r^g V I 



The drumrmajjor, lookL 

II tarn Jmr mag ^ gior!..^ 






See! Here they come! 
/ Zap^paAor^ 



look! the drumrma. jor, lookL- 
^giort H tam^tur mag^gior!». 






^ 



See! Here they come! 
/ Zap.pa.toTj 



look! ihedrumrma.jor5 
^giori II tamJywr mag. 



lookL.«< 
gior!. 




loc*! tbe drnsHua. jar:» 
^gior! n tcm^bwr niag. 



look!. 
gior!. 



- y ^P 



i 



^ 
^^ 






See! Here they come! 
I Zap^pa.tOTyj 






f 



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ITO 



i 



fe: 



P M P P 



"^^ u^-XJ^ J' j^ I r— -f 



Here comethe sappers, look!... 
/ Zap.paJo.ri o _ la!..^.. 



There's the drum-major too ! ... 
Ec.coil tamJywr maggior!. 



bfct 



^ i-i. j^ i i. i, I r ^ V I 



P M M 



Here comethe sappers, look ! 
/ Zap-paJojrio . laU 



••••••••••• 



There's the drum-ma-jor too ! 
Ec^ CO il tamJncr maggior!. 



^ 



W P U M ^ 



£^^=^ 1^^^^ 



^ 



Here comethe sappers, look!. 
/ Zap-paJo-ri o _ la!. 



There's the drum-ma-jor too!. 
Ec. CO il tam-lmr maggior/....^... 



t 



fc 



l-M P !' 



^3 = ri j\ .^ ^ 



^ 



Here come the sappers, look! 
/ Zap^paJo^ri o _ Za /..„.. 



There's the dnim-ma.j or too! 
JSfc - CO il tam.hur maggior!. 



w 



P P PP-^ 



^ ^ ^y - x-^ ^E^ 



^ 



Here comethe sappers, look!. 
/ Zap-paJo.ri o _ la!.... 



There's the drum-ma-jor too!.... 
Ec _ CO il tam.bur maggior!.. 



\^=^=m^md^=L^ '^^ j^ M^ t^ 



Here come the sappers, look ! . 
/ ZapjpaJojri o _ laL. 



There's the drum-ma-jor too! 
Eccoil tamJmr maggior!. 



ttJ~TJ 



m 



f 



!^ — g 



^m 



'A" i rJl 1 J^^ffS = i 



^ 



ii=^ 



t lir4it'i 



171 



# 



^^ 



? 



^ 



Nowthetat -too goes 

La ri^ ti - ra - tae 



by! 
qua! 



^ ff M M l 3 



i 



p 



Like a general fine! 
II tamburmag'gior! 



[T IT r M^ i m 



i 



Like a general fine! 
Pareun gejne ^ral! 



m^ 



i 



Nowthe tat . too 
La ri^ti - ra 



goes 



by! 
qua! 



r dM ir- 



r 




^ 



Nowthetat .too 
La ri- ti _ ra 



goes 



by! 
qua! 



^-TT^ Ml ^^ 



(Drums) 



i 



Like a general fine! 
Pareunge^ne^ ral! 



33 



^^ 



#^ 



^^ 



^^ 



jt 



(Orchestra) 



^N-JS]^ 



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I'j * y ^^ 



^ 



^^ 



w^~w0- 



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192 



I 



r f j tr^ Fif ^ r Fir"^*-? 



See! there he goes. The tall drum-major hold!, The 

Fc ^ CO ^ lo la! n bel tam^bvr maggiorL. La 



^ 



r [!■ f i r J i f p P" nr ^ ^ 



See! there he goes. The tall drma-major holdl^^^The 
Ee ^ CO - lo la! H bel tam^burmagg^or!.... La 



m 



]■ p- |>i^ ^ 1 :1 p g" gir | T i 



See! there he goes. The taU drum-major hold!, — The 
Ec ^ CO * lo la! II bel tarn ^ bur maggior!^. La 



• L 



* 



j A p i r" gip J' r g i r ^ 



See! therehegoes. The tall drnm-major hold! The 

Eo ^ CO ^ lo la! II bel tam^burmaggior!.... La 



'1-. i. [fii""" Fip ^' r pir ^ P 



See! there ha goes. The tall drum-major hold! — The 
Ec ^ CO ^ lo la! II bel tam^ bur maggior!.... La 




llli4&4 



173 



I 



Az 



r" j\iJ r 1 ^- ir^ I' ir r Tr > 



staff of gold Yon see him hold He proudly twists and turns! 
can^ na d^ovy tut^ to splen - dorlCheguarda^ pas . sa^ vat 



i 



k 



r \r I ?F p 1 ^ 



s 



f 



staff of gold Yoa see Mm hold He proudly twists and turns! 
otm-na d'or, tut. to splen . dor/ Che gtiarda, pas - sa, va! 



i: 



r r I T" i?ir r ir i?t^ Mr r 



3E 



staff of gold You see him hold He proudly twists and turns! 
can^ na d^or, tut ^ to ^fien^dcrlChegnarda, pas ^ sa, va! 



r Uh jjij r 1^^ gF^^ 



i 



staff of gold You see him hold He proudly twists and turns! 
can^na d^or^ tut ^ to splen ^ dor! Che guarda^ pas ^ sa, va! 




^ 



j\rj r \^^^ F N J 



i 



staff of gold Toasee Mm hold He proudly twists and tarns! 
oan.na d'or, tut. to splen . dor! Che guarda, pas.sa, va! 



i wf f \v- g i F f i Ffff f i r F i r > 



staff of gold You see him hold He proudly twists and turns! 
co/n^na dhr^ tut ^ to splen ^ dor! Che guarda^ pas^sa, va! 



^m 



^ 



^ 



^^ 



m 



^M 




t ii5404 i 



«4 

BDDOLFH 



f CJ7 t> I r 



£ 



r M'' ^ 



Long........ live Mu 

MARCEL 



set 
set 



ta, dain . 
ia! Ctior., 



ti . 
bir 



est queen,, 
ra? _ chin„„ 



S 






I 



..J — r 



fei^ 



r 



Long. live Mn 

Vi - va Mu 

SCEAUNARH. 



set 
set 



ta, dain . 
ta! Cuor.. 



ti 



est queen,. 
ri - chin... 



m. 



o. 



£e^ 



I 



E 



g=^^ 



Long.. 



COLLINE 




live Mu 
va Mu 



set 
set 



. ta, dain . 
_ ta! Cuor.. 



. ti 



est queen,., 
ri - chin... 



#^^ 



r=#=^ 



Long.. 



live Mu 
va Mu 



set 



ta, dain . 
tat Cuor.. 



ti 
bir 



est queen,... 
r/ - chin 



% 



i I ? i r 



^ 



?= 



te 



PP 



See... 



there he 
to splen . 



goes! 
dor! 



e great.est beau 
Bi Francia e il piii 



m France, 
bel^ Vuom! 



^ 



£j r [> r n ^ 



The 



The 



See.. 
Tut 



. there he 
to splen 



goes! 
dor! 



The great-est beau 
Di Francia e il piu 



in Prance, 
bel.^Vuoml 




See, 
Tut 



.there he goes! 
to splen - rfor/ 



The great-est heau in France, 
Di Francia e il piu bel _ Vuom! 



II 



g 



■ If Mr 



^ 



See.... there he goes! 

Tut - to splen - dor! 



The great-est beau m France, 
Di Francia e ilpiu bel . Vuom! 



f L J r r 



Bj-ff r ff 



The 



£ 



^^ See., 
Tut 



..there he goes! 
^6> splen ^ dor! 



The great-est beau in France, The 

Di Francia e il piii bel, Vuom! II 






See there he goes! 

Tut - /o splen. dor! 



The great.est beau in France, 
Di Francia e ilpiu bel _ Vuom! 



'^^Jtj \ r=^ 



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The 
II 



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RUDOLPH 



115 



St 



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joy of the Quar.tier La 
g-lo . ria del quarJier la 



Ten - der.est heart - 
<?/(? - via edo ^ nor, 

MARCEL^ 

.,L S Ff i f" B 



ed, Pride 



and 



s 



I 



joy of the Quar.tier La 
glo^riadel qua/rMer la 



Ten - der.est 
6^/6> - via edo , 



heart 
nor. 



ed, Pride 
^ nor 



and 
e 



SCHAUNARD 



m 



#=Nf£ 



r fff ^ 



1 



Ten 
Glo 

COLLINE 



der.est heart - ed, Pride and joy of the Quar.tier La 
ria ed o . nor. o - nor e glo _ ria del guar -tier la 



pf^j j— p=^ 



r \r f-lJL 



ed, Pride 
o - nor 



Ten - der.est heart 
Olo - r/fl^ ed o . nor. 



and joy of the Quar.tier La 
e glo - 77flf fife/ QitarMer la 



' ^^.Tijrtrg 



Ep 



r' V p I t 



tall drum-ma-ijor 
bel tarn - 6wr wc^^. 



hold! 
gior! 



His staff of gold he proudly twists and 
Ec - CO - lo la! Che guar da, pas _ sa, 



^" ff B f F 



^^ 



?: 



E 



P 



tall drum-ma-jor hold! His staff of 
bel tarn - bur mag- gior! Ec- co - lo 



gold he proudly 
i?a/ Cheguarda. 



iwists and 
jE7a5 _ sa, 



M f ^ 



i 



r'M r 



ffls 



tall drum-ma-jor hold! His staff of 
bel tarn - *^^ r 7nag - ^f (;r/ ^o - co - /o 



gold he proudly 
la! Cheguarda, 



;Wists and 
pas _ sa. 



fL} n \s: m 



^^ 



ifc 



tall drum-ma-jor bold! His staff of 
bel tam^hur mag. gior! Ec.co _ lo 



gold he proudly 
?o/ Cheguarda, 



twists and 
j»a5 _ say 



E 



^ 



f^M I' If. 



^ 



i ;>^i. y F y ^ 1^' mF F 1 ^' ^^ ^ \ f F- 



tall drum- iha-jor hold! His staff of 
bel tarn- bur mag- gior! Ec -co - lo 



gold he proudly 
la! Cheguarda, 



twists and 
pas - sa, 



tall drum-ma-jor 
bel tarn- bur mag 



hold! His staff of gold he proudly 
,gior! Ec-CO - lo la! Cheguarda, 



twists and 
pas - sa, 



P' u ur 







^ 




115404 



EUDOLPH 




tuttaforea ^ a ->":>- 




i 115494 



En of Act. II. 



IW 



THIRD ACT 



■ •i.- 



**Miiiii's voice seemed to go through 
Rudolph's heart like a death knell? 

^*His love forherwa^sa jealous,fan- 
tastic, weird, liysterical love'' 

"Scores of times they were on the 
point of separating*.'* 

'*It must he admitted that their exis_ 
tence was a veritahle hell- upon- earth? 

"And yet amid all their tempestuous 
strife they mutually agreed to pause for 
the refreshment and solace afforded hy a 
night of love; hot the dawnmerely brought 
with it some unlooked - for battle which 
served to drive Love,terrorstruck,away!' 

**Thus (if life it was) did they live; a 
few happy days alternating with many 
wretched ones while perpetually await- 
ing a divorce?' 



""'Either as a congenital defect or as a 
natural instinct, Musett a possessed apos 
itive genius for elegance." 

"Even in her cradle this strange crea 
tnre must surely have asked for a mir- 



ror:' 



^Intelligent, shrewd, and above all 
hostile to anything that she considered 
tyranny, she had but one rule, caprice." 

"In truth the only man that she reaL 
ly loved was Marcel; perhaps because 
he alone could make her suffer. Yet ex- 
travagance was for her one of the condi- 
tions of well being." 



^Za voce di Mimi aveva una sonori - 
td che penetrava nel cuore diRodolfo co^ 
me i rintocchi di un'agonia.,. 

^JEgli perb aveva per lei un amove ge^ 
losOffantastico, Mzzarro, isterico . . . 

Wenti volte furono sul punto di di^ 
vidersi, 

^Convien confessare che la loro esi^ 
ste7iza era un vera inferno . 

^Nondimeno,in mezzo alle tempeste 
delle loro liti, di comune accordo si sof^ 
fermavano a riprender lena nella fre - 
sea oasidiuna n^tte d'amore... ma al ^ 
Valba del domani una i7nprovvisa batta^ 
glia faceva fuggire spaventato Vamore. 

^Cosi - se fu vita - vissero giorni lie. 
ti alternati a moltipessimi nella conti . 
rma attesa del divorzio. 



^ Musetta,per originaria malattia 
di famiglia e per materiale istinto^pos^ 
sedeva il genio delVeleganza^ 

^ Questa curiosa creatura dovette ap, 
pena nata domandare u7io specchio. 

^IntelUgente ed arguta, ribelle so, 
prattuttoa qiianto sapesse di tirannia^ 
nan aveva che una regola: il capriccio , 

^ Certo ilsolo uomo da lei veramente 
amato era Marcello - forse perche egli 
solo sapeva farla soffrire - ma il lusso 
era per lei una condizione di salute. >^ 



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179 



THIRD ACT 



THE BARRIERE D*ENPER 

Beyond the toll-gate, the outer boulevard is formed in the background by the 0i4eans high-road , half 
hidden by tall houses and the misty gloom of February. 

To the left is a tavern with a small open space in front of the toll-gate. To the right is the Boulevard 
d'Enfer; to the left that of St Jacques. 

On the right also there is the entrance to the Rue d*Enfer leading to the Quartier Latin. 

Over the tavern, as its sign- board, hangs Marcel's picture **The Passage of the Red SeaJ* while under- 
neath in large letters is the inscription **At the Port of Marseilles?* On either side of the door are fres- 
coes of a Turk and a Zouave with a huge laurel wreath round his fez. 

From the ground- floor windows of the tavern facing the toll-gate, light gleams. 

The plane-trees, grey and gaunt, which flank the toll-gate square lead diagonally towards the two boule- 
vards. Between each tree is a marble bench. It is towards the close of February; snow covers all. 

As the curtain rises the scene is merged in the dim light of early dawn. 

In front of a brazier are seated, in a group, snoring custom-house officers. Prom the tavern at inter. 
.vals one may hear laughter, shouts, and the clink of glasses. A customhouse official comes out of the ta- 
vern with wine. The toll-gate is closed. 



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SCAVBN0ERS 
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frost-bitten fingers ^ stand several street scavengers ) 

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brooms and mattocks thomp the toll-gate and shout ) 



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OAe, la! 



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Fioc~ ca la ne ^ ve... 



What ho there! 
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pass through to theKne d'Enfer. The 
official closes the gate again .) 



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8 Sop.i. 
8 Sop. 2. 
3 Cont. 

(from within) 

dolce con grazia 



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Chi nel ber tro , , vd il pia . cer, nel suo 



the glass! Let 
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each lad toast his lass! Ha! 
su . bic ^ - chier, AaL 



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to . per.,, loveshis glass, Sothe Ioy . er loveshislass!.. 

nel Mcchie.re stailpia^cer in giovinhocca sta la^morf.. 




MUSESTTA 

Poco piu mosso 






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Tral ^ le, ral - le^ tral , le - ral - ;^>..., 

3 Baritoni (from the Tavern) 

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No_ ah and Eve! 
B ,vae No ^ e! 



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Tral - le, ral , le, tral , le - ral - le,. 

3 Bassi (from the Tavern) 



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Tral - le, ral , le, 
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184 

(A sergeant comes out of the guard-house, and orders the toU-gate to be 
CUSTOM-HOUSE OFFICIAL opened) 



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Here come the women with their milk! 
Son gia le lat^ti^ven ^do ^ lei 



6 MILK-WOMEN (ExcMmed, not intoned) 

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Hopp^ la! Hopp^ la t 



( a tinkling of carters* bells is heard) 



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( Carts pass along the outer Boulevard^ 
(Exclaimed) lighted by large lanterns) 

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( 6 Peasant-women enter carry ng 

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Buon g-ior.no I ,.. ^^ . 

a. group (to the officials) directions) 



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(who enter riding 
on donkeys) 



Good mor-Tow! 
Buon gicyr.no! 

3^^^ group ( to the officials) 



Goodmonrow! 
BtuongwrMo! 




( it stops snowing) 
legato 



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3 Sole (to the customs officials) / xvah j^ _^x «« 

//i u ^ ( pay the toll and depart) 8 Sole (to the ofTicials) 



Butter! cheese! 
Burro € ca.cio! 



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(paying 
toll and 
going on) 



New Jaid eggs! 
PoUh ed o^va! 




3 Sop.i. (from the cross -roads) 




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186 



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A mez , zo . dil 



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187 

(Enter Mimi from tbe Rue d*Bnfer; ahfr46oks about as if anxious to make sure of her whereabouts. On 
reaching the first plane-tree, she is seized by a violent fit of coughing. Then recovering herself, she 
sees the sergeant whom she approaches) » 

Lento molto d=J) 




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(to the sergeant) Andante 
MIMI affannata a piacere 

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(unable to recollect the name) 

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Oh, please sii^ tell me the name of that tavern wherenowapainier^s 
AllegTO >Sfe dir -ini,scu-si, qua.Ve l^o^ste^ri^a... do-veunpittor la^ 

^ ^ Andante 









col canto.. 



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Mimi goes up to her.) 

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Thank you. 
Gra^ zie. 



Ohimygood wo_man,pray do me this 
buo^na don^na, mi fa^teilfa- 



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fa - vour! Can you find me the pain_ter,Mar_ eel? I fain would 

-vo _ re... di cer - car-miil pit . to . re Mar . eel . loPHo da par . 




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.lar.gli. Ho tan.ta fret.ta. Di . te.gli, pia.no, che Mi-mi l*a. 

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Andantino mosso 




waiting*. 

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Inthat basLket! 
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(Ctther folk now pass through the toll-gate andmoyeolf in 
different directions. The bell of the Hospiee S^ The. 
rese rings for matins.) 



OFFICIAL 



Pass there! 
Pas, si^ 

(after searching the basket) 



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Emp-ty! 
Vuo^ tol 




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189 



(Day has now come; a sad murky winter's d^; sundry couples *, homeward bounds quit the tavern.) 
Campanelle 




MIMI 



Allegro 



Moderate 



I hoped that I should find vou here. 



MABCEL 



(amazed) 



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. hoped that 1 should find you here, 
Spe^ra - vo di tro ^ var^ vi qui. 



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Moderate everMam 



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been for a month; so, to pay for our footings, Mu - set-ta tea.ches 
qui da tin me^se di quel ^ Vostealle spe^se. Mu ^ setJa in^se agnail 



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190 

MARCEL^ Tempo 



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sing* _ ing to those who come here, 
can . to at pas^ seg- , gie . W 



And I,well I paint 
risoluto io pingo qneigvsr^ 
3^ 




MARCEL 



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war_riors, there,on the house-front. 
^rie « ri sul^la fac . cia , ta. 

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E freddo. En . _ tr ate. , 

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Where is Ru.dolph? 
Ce Ro.dol.fof 

MARCEL 



En-.ter 1 cannot, no ! 
Non possoen^ tranno, no! 



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(in despair.) 



191 






Ah! good Marcel! Oh! help me! Oh 
Oh! htion Marcel - lo^a.iu . to! a . 




help me! 



MARCEL 



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Fo r Ru _ dolph.for Ru _ dolph 
Bo _ dol _ /<?, Ro.dol - fo 



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Say, what has hap _ pened? 



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loves me^ for Ru . dolph loves me yet avoids me! My own dear 

m'a - . ma, Ro . dol ^ , fo rriamae mi fug ^ ge, il mio Ro . 

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a Tempo 







e'en a flow'r sulLfice to make him jeaLous,., 
vez^zo,un fior... lo met^ tono in so . spet^to»., 



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wrath and fu - ry. And 

^ruc^oi ed i . re. Ta 



oft at night when fei^-ing^ to be 
lor la not ^ ie fin ^ go di dor ^ 



es pressivo 



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ritennto 



MiMi ritenuw ^ 



sleep » ing-, I felt his eyes were watch-ing*, to spy up. on my 

-mi - - re ein m e lo sen , to fi ^ so spi^ar^mii sogfiiin 



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How oft would he re - p roach me; You are not 
Mi grida ad q^ni i, stan « te\ nan fai per 




mine !you love an _ o _ther gal - lant,youare not mine! A™ las! A- last.//. 
me, ti prendiun alJr Gasman - te^ nonfai per mel Ahi^me\ahi^meL... 




MIMI declamato rail:, . >».>» 



'Tisjealou-sy that prompts him, I know. Yet how may I re-ply,Mar. 
I7i luiparlail ro , tel , lo, lo so, ma che ri^ponderglisMar^ 




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MiMi l°Tempo 



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Two that live thus I reck - on would he sureJy het . ter 
jj[| I I?Tempo Qiiando s*e co^me vo . i non si vijce incom ^ pa , 



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l?6u are right, you speak tru « _ ly, 'Twerehest we were 
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gni - - fif. 




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.set - 
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» ta, and she's hap _ py with me, because'tis mirth that hinds us to^ 

^ ta el ^ Ve lie . ^ vea me...... percJie cia^ miamoin al^le^ 




-geth 
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Laagh - ter. 
Can - ti e 



mu.sic, and song ev .er our love pro 
ri^^a^ec^coU fior dHn^ va^ria - *£- l^ ^ 




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best! Aii,then,aidus I pray you! 

.vienL Fa^te voi peril Tne^lio. 



MAKCEL 



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-long! 
mor! 



' Tis well, 'tis well ! Now will I wake him. 
Staben, sta ben! O^ra lom^e^lio. 




MIMI 



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Wake him? 

Dor - - meP 

MARCEL 



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O.vercome by fa„tigxie, just before 
JS' piom^ba - ^o ^'m un'o^ra avanJi 




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(motions Mimi to look through the 
tavern -window) 



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dawn came, on a bench fast he slumbers. Be ^ hold him! 
Val - ba s'as^so^pi soprauna panna, Ovar,da ^ te... 



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MARCEL 



(compassionately) 



Jn 
Da 



ceasingjy it shakes, me, and 
ie,ri ho Vos^a rot . fe. Fug^ 



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What coughing! 
Chetos , se! 



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_dolph now for.sakes me, and says to me 'It is o.ver!' 
^ gt da me sta^not . te di - cen^do^mi: E fi^ ni^ta. 



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At day-break swift eis . cap - ing*, I hurried here to find him. 
A gior^no so^nou^sciJae me ne venni a que^sta vol^ta. 



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Si ' de.sta. 



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He must not see me. 
Ch'einon. mi ve , da! 



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vie - ne... 



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if 



fjc*/ canto,. 



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mf 

a Tempo 



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MARCEL^ 



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home Orhide j-ourself out there . Dont make a scene.; 

^sa ^ te Mi - mt, per ca ^ ri , tal Non fa . te see , ne qua! 



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199 




RUDOLPH. 



(coming out of the inn, hastens towards Marcel.) 



m 



Moderate con moto 



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f 



Mar - eel , at last I ve found you ! 
Mar . eel ^ lo.Fi , nal ^ men . tef 
Moderate con moto 



Where none can 
Qui niun ci 



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a piacere 



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IMP Frr I? r 'P 

I want a se.par . a -tionfrom Mi . 
lo voglio se^pa . rar^ mi da Mi . 



^^ 



hear us 
sen . te. 



string^. 



p'f ^ 



f col canto , 



s 



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tl: 



a Tempo 

RUDOLPH 



fe 



li 



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_ mi. 

MAECEL 



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is that your latjest whim? 
Set vo .lu. bil co . si P 




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RUDOLPH AH? moderato J =126 



^^'. r ['Tm 



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Love in my heart was. dy . ing, al . most was 

Gia un'^al^tra vol . ta ere ^ det . ti mor ^ to il mio 

All? moderato J^iae ^^ 



i> 



RUDOLPH 

1¥» 7 V r 



dead, 
cor. 



:£ 



But her blue eyes new 
w« di que^gVoG . cAz a.2r 




glo _ ry on me shed 
- zur^ri alio splen,dor„ 



Love 
e$ - 



swift , 
• so e .. 



re. 
ri . 




RUDOLPH 







allargi 



.viv 
,sor 




ed 



Ah me! What woe is 

O . . rail te.dio»„,... Vas^ 



iikkht i 



T""""-* '^*'""'» 



301 




(Mimi warily approaches, to listen) 



mine I 



=r — r-fr 



MARCEIj *** ii 



Yes! 
Per 



_-, Wouldyounowsuch a Mt.terpain re. call? 
17J B gli vuoi rin.no .va . re it fu .ne. ral P 
|^^,_Tem£0 — 

— ii-— ff — 



rX^. 




RUDOLPH 



mm 



Meno 



al-ways ! 



ft 1!.^^"^\ 



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Nay, be prudent^ Love is not worth the keep . ing,That 
jj,^>-^ Gambia meJro. Dei pazzie Va.mor te . tro eke 




MARCEL 



ptfjgfe^ 



on _ ly ends in weep . ing 
la _ cri.me di . stil . la 



Love must thrive m mirth and 
Se non ri . de e sfa 




MARCEL 



^i^m I | i 1 1 |i I Fill I 



glad.ness or else it^ ishut mad.nessl 
vil ^ la Va . more efiaccoe ro^co. 



m 



20^ 

RUDOLPH 



u. 



m 



rs 



a Tempo 



MARaEL ^ p rit:. 



Aye^ some.what! 
IJn po^co. 



)m% y j! M 1 ^^ p ^ I ' ^*p I »r i !T-^ 



*Tis that you're jeal . ous 
Tu set ge . lo , so . 



And cho . leric, and 
Col , le . ri.co^ lu . 




MARCEL 



1 T^ L^~T" 



.'^'"iii'ii P ' g rf f^M-^ 



Jl 



p »e i ^f p V s 



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lu.natic, and a victim of vile sus - pi.cion, nn 
na - ti,€Oy im.be . vuJo di pre.giu , di . zi, no 



happy 
io.so^ 



and 
coc^ 



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He's getting in a rage;poorlit_tle Mimi 1 
RUDOLPH '^^ lofaincoUe , rir! Me po.ve . rettaL 



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(with bitter iron y) 



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IB 



stuKhorn! 
- ciu^to! 

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ao3 



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mi*s a heart -lees mai 
.mi € u ^ na ci , vet 



den, 
ta .,. 



Prone to 
che fra 



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RUDOLPH 

IT ^^ 



(with great sarcasm of tone) 



p i? I ^ 



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L scent-e d dan . dv.soir 



flirt . ingwith all. 
.scheg _ gia con tut . ti. 



Ascent-ed dan.dy.some lord -ling 
Un moscar . di - no di Vi . scon 



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8 face. 



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(with increasing bitterness) 



r-^-r-p 



Dw striveth to 



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Now striveth to win her ca . res . ses. 

.tt - no le fa Voc - chi di tri . glia. 



With bo-som 
^/ . la sgon . 




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RUDOLPH 



c-r M i P p ff p I F fl ^ 



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swav.ing, one foot dis-play^ing, so she lures him on with the 
. nel ^ la e sco^pre la ca . vi.glia con un far pro, met 



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dim. 



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a04 

RUDOLPH 



^ 



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ma . gic 
- ten ^ fe e 

MARCEL 



of her 

lu , sin 



smile . 
ghier... 



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Shall I te frank? I think 

Zo de . vo dirP Non mi 



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'ftim. e rail. 



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RUDOLPH 

'r 



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a piacere 



i^^ 



rfoi 



rail, 

MARCEL 



Ie 



No/tis not 
Eh.he^ne^ 



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*tis hardJy true 
sent . *H sin. cer. 




RUDOLPH 



^ 



/O 



Sostenendo , 



^^ 






true, tisnot true. 
no^ non lo son. 



In vain, in 

In - van^ in 

Sostenendo . 



vain I 
van na 



smoth 
scon 




^;[,^9H5»»:^^«.:.«^^ Tempo 



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.er 



all the tor . turethat racks 

^ lamia ve « ra tor . ^t^ 

.a Tempo 




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RUDOLPH 



205 



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I 
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love 
mo 



Mi . mi. 
Mi . m% 



she is my on.ly 
so . i7r<2 (?^7^i co^saal 




RUDOLPH 



>0L 





fe3E 



treas - 
mon - 
j??<9C(9 allarg 



ure ; I love 

rfo, io^ Va . 

.. a Tempo 



her 

mo . 




RUDOLPH 

1- 



accel 



¥ 



^^ 




But 
ma 



oh! 
ho 



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fear 
u 



it ... 



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(Mini, aBtonlshed» comes closer and closer, under cover of the trees ) 

RUDOLPH ^aW;. rit. a Tem po 

or . ^ :p=s=^ (f^adly) 



fe 



But 
mc 



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oh! I fear it, 

ho pa , u . raL. 

a Tempo 



rryia 



Mi. 



5806 
RUDOLPH Lento triste J = 48 





mi € tan . to ma 



Lento trlate J =48 



J., 



Ev'. ry day she grows 
^gni d% piu de . 



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MIMI 



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molto rit.\ 



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RUDOLPH 



allar^:,. 



corta 



^ 



What's he say^ing? 
Che vuol di ^re P- 



n H rg I nW^4 



a 



er. The poorgi 



f 



MARCEL 



weak- er. The pdbrgirl,as I think,is^ dy- ing, dy. ing! 
^cli - n<3f. La po .ve.rapic^ci.naecon^dan. na . tal 

(fearinf? Mimi may overhear them, tries to keep Rudolph further off ) 



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Mi 



mi !?! 

mUFf 



molto riti. 




RUDOLPH con la massima eg pret sione 



1 r 



lS>''J^ yjtJiii J ' J> | V i J' J> J'. Jm r -^ 



By fierce in-cessantcon^.mg her fragile frame is sha - ken,__ 
If , na ter.ri.bil tos . se Ve.sil pet ^ to le scuo.te, 



Sostenuto molto J =40 




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ao7 







while m her cheeks so pal. lid fires of fe . vera^ 
gia le smun . te go ^ te . di san . gue 

s —' 




MIMI 



^ 



(weeping) 



molto rit:,„.. „ a Tempo 




RUDOLPH 



i/be is me! Fm dy_ ing! 
Ah - i ^me^. mo . ri ^ re?! 



I ^ I r 



-wa.ken. 
ros.se ... 



(agitatedly, perceiving that Mimi is listening) 



n P B fJT ^ 



And my room's but a squaJid 
Za mia stanza e una ta . na 




Poor little Mi . mi ! 
Fo^ve-ra Mi - mi! 




t/pni olto rit ' 



PPPP con sfanchezza 




hov . ^ el, 
squal . li.da... 



no fire there hurn_eth , 
tV fuoco ho spenJo,^, 



P ^ P ff ff o 



On.lythecru.el 
V'entraelhggira il 



f^^^aftfij 



cr^£^ 








ff^^^^^n or:i 



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208 
EupoLPH a Tempo 




rit: „.,». 



night - wind waileth,waileth,there ev .. er. 

ven . to di tra . man , ta ^ na 



k^=~ M 



1 



rit:. 



^^ 



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/•a Tempo 



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pp 




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a Tempo 

RUDOLPH 




Yet she's merry and smiling while,remorseful,des-.pair.ingJ feel that it is 
JEs.sa cantaesor. ri.de^eil rimor^so nCas . sa ^ leMe cagiondelfa , 




MIMI 



m 



(disconsolately) 



rit. 



g 



ns 



^m 



^^ I, yes.*tis I am guilt . y 1 



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RUDOLPH a Tempo 

— ' 3 ^ 



Ah! I'm dy_ingl 
ntia vt _ ta] 



^ 



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yes.*tis I am guilt . y 1 
ta . Ic malche I tic . ci , del 

MAftCEL (eager to draw Rudolph aside) 



Mi. 

Mi. 



ffi 






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List but a moment ! 
Che Jar dunque? 




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■ a Tempo 



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l9 Tempo ma agitando un poco 

MIMI (ill tones of anguish) 

1 r~n 






Ah me! Ah me! AJlis 
Ahimel Ahime! Efi 



ov-er! 



Life and loving, all are ended! 
nvia vi - taL E fi^ ni . ta!,. 



RUDOLPH 



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4: 



fry 



r^Tv^ ^ .^..^ 



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. mi's ahothouseflow - er. 
.mi diserrae fio - re. 



Wanthaswastedherbeau - ty 
Po.ver. ta Vhasfiori . ta. 



MARCEL 



^g 



£ 



T^aybutli 



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lay but listen! 
Ohqualpietd! 

I? Tempo ma agitando un poco 

'37 '37 '37 '^ 



softly! 
Poveret.ta! 



m vj rd 



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ii 



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MIMI 



rail:. 



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mi 



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to 



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^^ 



Mi - mi must die! Mi . mi must 
AA . i . nw mo.rir, ahi . me mo- 



RUDOLPH 



fe 



allarg. 



rit. 



m 



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to 



m 



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^^ 



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and tobringher hackto life would need more thanlove,far more than 
per richia.mar . la in vi . ta non baMa a.in07\von ba.sta a- 



MARCEL 



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r>. 



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m 



ffi 



PoveraMimil 



Pove7uMi' 




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MIMI CMimi 's violent coughing and sobbing reveal her presence.) 



^ 



iniRQ. 



die! 
Pirl 

RUDOLPH 



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s 



love, 
. mor! 

MARCEL 



i^ 



^mi! 



f;^ } 



t * 



I 



PP a Tempo Sostenendo 




EUDOLPH (rushing towards Mimi) 



poco allarg. 



\ ^ ^ 1^/^ 



^m 



^ 



Ha! 
Che?! 



Mimi! Youhere? 
Mimi I Tu qui? 



Youheard.you heard me? 

M'ha^i sen . ti - to? 



MARCEL 



3 



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i 



l^,- 



Then she must have been list" - ning! 
El - la dunqueascol ^ ta - tv??/ 




RUDOLPH 

Lo stesso movimento 



211 



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Sway'd by each light sus . pi . cion, 
J*^a - (?^7^ al.la pa . u , ra 
Lo stesso movimento 



a tri . fie yet a 
per nul . /^ i^ m^ar , ro 




MIMI 



Lo stesso movimento 



i)J 



^^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 




^^ 



^ 



No that o-dour is 
No, quel tan . fo mi 

(seeks to take her into the tavern) 



w 



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w 



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3E 



- larms 
-vel . 



me; 



Come, 
Vien 



come inside 
la nel te 



here. 
- por! 

Lo stesso movimento Jl = J 




MIMI 



^ > i^ i^^ T=J 



stifling me! 
sof.fo.ca! 

RUDOLPH 

"( 



^ 



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(affectionately embraces Mimi) 



S 



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Ah, Mi . mi! 
Ah, Mi - mi! 




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213 

(In tlie tavern Musetta's brazen laugh is heard) 
MARCEL All**® mOSSO (runninffto look through the window) 



m 



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All**®mosso 



'TisMnset-tathat's laughing. Laughing', 
£! MusetJa che rijde. Gonchi 



=8C 



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y^i 



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^g/* hrillante 



^}il Jjy 7 .VTTir? y 



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1 



IPstaccato 



MARCEL 



m m parlato M. 



flirtinff! 
ride? 



*=i§^ 




Ah! what a hussy! 
Ah la ci. vettal 



feeiei 




I'll notal- 
Im . pare^ 



mviiLts 



J' affrett. 



')'-^ s . y 4^ 



^ y y l?jiL_3 ^f=^^ 



x riiz ^ l^^ 



y kv 



MIMI 



(disengages herself from Rudolph's embrace) 



L^lH ^^ J J> y y jt ^^ 



tete 



RUDOLPH 



Fare -Well! 
^rf . di - «?. 

(surprised) 



^ ^liid^k 



I y jt__y_T ^^ 



MARCEL 



What! 
Che! 



1^ 



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^ 



-low it! 



r^^. 




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MiMi Lento molto J ' = 66 



X 



213 



m 



iiia j^i' 



^ 



leftattnevoiceo 



RUDOLPH 



f '|>^S ^^y I 



Tothehomethat she left atthevoiceof her 
Donde lie . ta u . sci al tuogridod'a^ 



1 



Going? 
Vat? . 
Lento molto J* = 

dolce 




MIMI 



p 



s 



i 



poco rit:,.,.. Andantino 



lov . er, 
.mo ^ rey 



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sad, for-saken mi 
tor. na so. la Mi 



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mi mnst turnback heavy . 
mi al so - li , ta.mo 



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^oco rzy.-. 



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Andantino espressivo 



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agitando un poco 

my 



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-r-— f,F 



MIMI 




-heart - ed 
ni . ^/^, 



For love and her lover.. 

Hi. tor - naun^altra vol . 



are 

ta a t?2^ 




115494 p 



214 

MIMI 



rail: .aTempo 



^'' i .Vf y ^1! j m 



i r-n < 



2Z5I 



gone; andshemust die!.,. 

^tes^ - ser fin, ti fiorf. , 




Hlttl 



Lento 



rail And: mosso Jr84 ritennto 



-> j^ jt J) p p' ii- p I" 




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Farewell,then, 



I wish you well! Nay, lis-ten, 

sen^za ran - cor, . A.scolta.a^ 

And?^ mosso J = 84 



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c<?/ canto,. 



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1> r^y. /?6>/ canto 



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tfiMi aTempo 



» 



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h i' J 



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lis . ten! Those tliings,tliose few old things V . ve left be- 

^scol - ^c Z^ po ^ che ro^hea ^ du , na che la^sciai 

a Tempo 




MlMI 



< > M p I " 



n^:^^ 



i 



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in my trunk, saf 



-hind me 
spar . s^. 



With-iniiy trunk, sifearestor . ed 
Nelmiocas . set . ^£? stanchm - ^a^" 



^ffiflfw < I r y^[) r{^[; Jlt^ 




PPleggero 



VP leggerissinto 



± 



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»15 



MI MI 



^ 



poao rit. 



a Tempo 



M F ^ ^V' ^ [? P 1 ^^^ 



B 



That bracelet of gold, Theprayerbookyongave me. 
j'^^/ cer.chiet ^toa'ory eil li.bro di pre^ghie.re. 




MIMI 



poco rit. 



a Tempo 



n\,K\ it » J) J ^ j ' t,;^j^ i j 




^ J^ M l JJ 



28 



^ 



* 



Pray wr£w> them up togeth-er in my lit- tie a.pron, Iwill sendroundto 
In . r;d?/. gi tut Jo quanta in nngrembiale e manUe^ rb it p6r. 



^^ 



r~r~fyn 



^ 



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e§preMtivo 



poco rit 



a Tempo 




MIMI 




MIMI 



1st 



I — I molto rit.: 



^ t^ i J^ 1 ^^ 



a Tempo 



Dear one, 
Ba . rf^flj... 



under the pil » low.. 
Bottoil guancia . /6f.*»- 



yonllfind my lit . tie 
ce la cujfiet - ta 



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.a Tempo 

ji 



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316 

MIMI 



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i^i* 



stent. 



^^? 



bon - net. 
r^ - sa. 



Who knows?.. 
/S'*? z)^6>e, 



m. 






Tjrj\ J> rim 



ay be .you'dliketo 

se vnoiy se rmoiser^ 



*» 



ff^ hy i - 




animando e cres* 



gai* 



M 



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tt^^ 



T 



MIMI 



j96><?/9 aUarg'.\. 



Ate 



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Flf fr^ 



aTempo 



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r 



keep it to re _ mem . ber our love!.. 
.bar, la a...,.ri - cor - do d'amor/.,,, 



Farewell! 
Ad - di - <?, 




MIMI 



rail. 



jCsaTempo 



^t j^ y jfJ^V c^ hrl 



^?=^=^ 



RUDOLPH 



^ 



Goodbye! Iwishyou weU! aoicemente 
adjlio, sen.za^^n~cor..... \ — g \ \ ^ , 



y(r cy M (^ 



pIFf 



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^ -^ ^^^^^ col canto ^^^j^j^p Dunqtieepropriofi.ni.taL Tone 



29[ Thenyouregoing to leaveme Youare 



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RUDOLPH 



te 



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ra//. 



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& 



m 



f=l^ 



going, yes,youre going,my little Mi - mi, ah! farewell sweet dream of 
vat, te ne vat, la miapic . ci . na?Ad,di . o so ^ gni d'a~ 



317 



^i,^^ And*^ con moto J = 92 



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ritenendo.. 
dolciss. 



m 



p^ 



I 



R0DOLPH 



kH i> y / -^ 



Farewell! Farewell! glad a- 
Ad~ di - ^ fif^/ - cesve. 



love! 



30j And^^conmoto Jr92 



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m 



PP 




r it CO I canto. 




.wake - nings in the morn - ing*!. 

mmoh^n-glia - re al^la mat^ ti . naL. 



i 



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^^Ei 



j^'iK'' ^ j^^ 



Fare- 
Ad. 



^ 



irf , 



r f N 



a Tempo 



^ 



f-f f ?- 






^^ ^1 (playfully)^^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



Fare.well to jealous - y and JTu.ry! 
Ad - dio rob- buffi e ge .lo . si . e! 



^^ 



m 



(T y F TH? ^ 



-well ourswsetlovethat'svan _ ish'd yetthat yoursmilere. 

-di . o so.gnan,te vi . ta cheuntv/O sor. risom. 



¥^' i i 



^^ 



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iiJ--^ ^ 






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i 



jo Ji5tB4 



218 



MI MI 



^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



Fare 
Ad 



m 



.well STis. 
. dto so . 



-VIV 

. qtce 



eth. 
taL 



p 




MIMI 



g^ 



^ ; t "LJ l' r 



i t=^^ 



^ 



RUDOLPH 



-. picion 
^spetfz,,. 



i^ 



and its bit.ter smg 

pungen - tia^ma . r^^ 



_ uish! 
- zel 



^^ 



Kiss - es. 



^^^^ ' i i'^~i 





'h\^'^4 * r 



RUDOLPH 



m J/ i' J fj 



' V7 J f -r p 



^=^ 



Kiss-es sweet that as po - et I bought backwith ca- ress 

cAHo da ve . ro po.e . ta .ri^ma ^ vo con.^ca ^ rez 



es! 

zel 




p 115494 p 



MIMI ^^^ antTHa 

p 



poco alla^ 



219 



m 



^ 



A 



f g V r^j-j 



RUDOLPH 



Lone - ly in win 
So - li ri7ijier 



ter. with death as sole com_pan - ion! 

no V CO ^ sa da,.., mo^ri . re! 



m 



r i ^n [f F F'LgP 



Lone 
So 



^ 



tsT^ 






ly. ....with death as sole com_pan 

/z ^ CO , sa da..., mo- ri 






ion! 
re/ 



i 



jp 



^teE^ 



^ 



m 



poco allarg*. 



r^rft 



m 



r=i 



MIMI 



te 



affrettjmpoco aTempo, 



t=$ 






^ 



g 



jE^^O Uli€^ 



Bnt in gflad springtime there's the sun, the g^lorions 
Meti - ^r6* a prisma , re , ra c^c co m.pagno il 



RUDOLPH 



Lone 
So 



ly 

li! 



m^ 



^ cT? f M'P F ^ Tl J 



^ 



7 

^ 4 



But ing-lad springtime there's the sun, the g-lorious 
Men - ire a pri . ma ve ra c'<> com.pagnoil 




MIMI espressivo _^^___ 

sun.- 'there's the ^o-rionf 
MDSETTA sol/ C ^ coni^t)a^£r?iotl 






(in the tavern a sound of breaking plates 



^ ^0-rions sun!.. 

SETTA sol/ c'^ coni^pa^g?iotl sol!... 



m 



(from within) 

V . 



$ 






RUDOLPH 



What d'ye 
Che vuoi 



^ 



-sun, 
sol! 



MARCEL 



(from within) 



^ 






espresstvo 



You were laughing*, you were flirting*, 
Che fa,ce^ vi, Ctie di , ce^vi 
a Tempo . K 



330 MUSETTA ^^^ S'lasses is heard) 




MARCEL ^ - 1*^ i#^ # # 



>- (running: out) 



mean? 



What d'ye mean? 
che vuQi dirP 



by the fireside with that strang^er. 
prcsso alfuoco a quel si „ giio ^ re? 




MARCEL 



I'm not lonely in Spring-. 

Niuno ^ so,lo Pa -^7'i/....M?P?..?.?^..^.?l^.A^.^®?.9A4.5?r..^^^^ 



^ 



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m 



m 



£z 



And how you coloured when I caug'htyou in the 
Al mio ve^ni^re hai mu.ta . to di co. 
a Tempo 

J^< — — 



p 



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P 



i 



^ 



MZMI 



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RUDOLPH- 



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f^^ 



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MUSETTA 



rtV. 



^ 



(defiantly) 



As 



O pX | , F '-M'C ^ \_ ^" F ^ ^ ^ 



MARCEL 



Stuff and nonsense all he said was 
Quel si , gno - re mi di ^ce ^ va 



^Areyouve^ry fond of 
Ama il baL lo si _ fffio. 



' mi> ^ F ^ 



3E 



^ 



cor.ner! 
,lo . re. 



-Jl 






^^ 



#» 






: #^ 



r" 



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MIMI 



221 



^ 



RUDOLPH 




-p^- 1? p 



a Tempo 



g ff g 

Forth from each 




l^-H^t-ff- 



MUSETTA 



fades you've lilies and ro 
la coi gigliele ro 



ses. 



? 



dancing"?" 

^ri^naF 



nd halLblushing-,! made answer.rd be dancing 



And halLblushing-,! made answer:rd be dancing all day 

Ar, ros- sendo rispon^de.va: balle^rei sem emat 



MARCEL ML 




Youre most frivolous,Muset-ta! 
Va - 7iay frivoJa^ civet, ta! 



a Tempo 



^£ 




i 



iL^ 



MIMI 




nest comes a mur - mur of bird _ lets. 

ni , diunci7iffuet ^tio gen . ti « le,„. 
MUSETTA poGo Ht ^ e~- — --_, a Tempo 



^-Y n u^ '^ H i p ^T" ' '^ 

lon^ Sir! Tdhe dan cine- all dav lon^Sirl'^ 



long*, Sir! Tdbe dan^cingall day long-^SirL'.V 

ti - nay. balle.rei se^raemat^ti ,na,. 



MARCEL 



^ 



n-g-1-H4"^ 



^^ 



This is talk that on.ly leadsto things dis- 
Quel discorso asconde mi . re di , so . 



f^4^ 




-zzzz 



^ 



V 



poco rit. 



1 



f 



a Tempo 



^^ 



b 115494 



Z2Z 



ItUSETTA 



i .''j' r P g fj^ m 



f^^ 



My own way I mean to ha\€. 
Voglio pie.na libber Ah! 



corta 



MARCEL 



(half menacing' Musetta) 



?mrg g ,^-^ 




_hon_est. 



I will teach you better 
io fac^con _ cioperle 



teggero 




MIMI 



^ 



r^ J— p-^ ^^ 



RUDOLPH 

ir 



I 



Wlienthe haw ..thorn bough's in 
Al fio - rir di pri . ma 



^m 



p p f f 



¥^ 



^ 



MUSETTA 



^ 



When the haw_thorn bough's In bios 

yl/ /z6> - rir di pri - ma - t'^ 

/ 



som 
ra 



^^^^^m 



~Mi^ 



-^ ^i 



What aboth<;r! 
Che mi cantiP 



Why this ang^er? why this fury?^^!* not 
CAe mi gridi?Chk mi cantiPAWaL 



MARCEL g JL ^ ^ 



^ 



manners 
fe^ste 



If I catch you once more flirting. 
se ti colgr) a in.ci.vet , ti _ reL 



^ti 



i 



9- 



9-^ 



a 



i 



i 



ia 



115494 



ZZB 



MIMI 



I 



m 



i-" I' c 



bios . som 



RUDOLPH 



we've the g'lorious sun! 
c 'e ctmi ^pagno il sol) 



ps^ 



V"P F f 



g 



MUSETTA 



we've the g'lor^ious sun! 
c'e com - pa^giioil soli 



^nn^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ 



3E 



married yet,thank goodness! 
» tarnonsia.mo u,ni , ti. 



MARCEL 



'H^ t 



f=r^ 



^fei 




You shall not do as you like Miss, I will stop your little 

JSa. da, soUo ilmio cappcl . lo non ci stan certioma. 




'^ ^ J^Jjf — T — r 



MUSETTA 



risata 



I abhor that sort of lov_er. who pretends he is ah! ah! ah! your 

lodeJe^sto quegliamantii che la fan.no da ah! ah! ah! ma. 



MARCEL 



game 




115494 



324 



MIMI 



RUDOLPH 



a Tempo 

doJcissiTtio 



^ 



Murmur the sil 
Chiacchieran le 



£ 



# 



t-^^'^ 



ver foimtains 



ill[ \ ' Jiii-Jr^ 



?^ 



•^ Murmur the sil 
ChiaoGhieran le 

MUSETTA 



ver 

f07l 



foun 
ta 



tains 



to 1. i.^ 



? 



hus-band!., 
_ ri _ ti 

MARCEL /pp soffovoce 



^& 



W" p ^ ^ |^-g--g_j!_-;!J^l p ;; ] p p^ 



Fm not going- to be your blockhead 

lo nonfac - cioda zim,del . /^ 
a Tempo 



justbecause you're fond of flirting. 
ai nO-vi _ zi in . traprendenti . 




MIMI 



JlJllr_, J-.'Xii ^ 




..The breezes of the ev' _ 

La brez-za del ^ la 



nmg 



MUSETTA 




^^^^^^^^ 




I shall flirt just when it suits 
Fo^alPa^mor con chi mi pia 



me! Yes, I shall, yes, I 
ce! non ti gar ^ 



MARCEL 



^ 



-^, t p p g n i^ 3=j 



You're most frivolous, Musett a! 
Va - na^ frivoJa^ civettaf 




1154fi4 



espressivo_ 



225 




com _ fort hu - man sor 
sul ^ le do ^ glieu^mu 



(ironically ) 






Mu_set_ta' s going- a _ way, yes, going a_way ! Fare you 

Muset.ta se ne va si, se ne val Vi sa . 

MARCEL \, ^ ^ ^^" ^ . . . _ , f!!!2^^ 



» 



P 




with you, and for mentis a good rid - dance. 
gra zio: or. son ric^co di^ve ^ nu . to 

HI. 



Fare you 
Vi sa. 




226 



.HIMI 




^ 



poeo affrett:...^ roll:. .^ 



■M c J' j^ i 



RUDOLPH 

k 



Shall we a ^ wait, shall we a ^ wait an _ o ^ ther 
Vuoi ehe a ^ spct ^ iiam la pri.ma.ve^man. 



^ 






M ff J' J^ ^ 



^^C 



MUSETTA pOCO_aJfT€tt 



Shall we a ..wait, shall we a » wait an - o « ther 
Viioi che a, . spet ^ Ham la prisma ,ve^ra an ^ 



^ 




well, Sir! 
.lu . to. 



5^ 



M [T JW' ^ 



MARCEI* 



^ 



iz; 



r»' Q 



I say fare-well, I say fare-well with all my 

Si.giior^ad , . . dio vi di _ co con pia . 



well. Ma am! 
. lu . to. 



V 1^ y M ^ 



Earewell,Ma2am!prayhe - 
Son ser. vo e me * nc 




MIMI 



N%^ 



^^ 



spring*? 
-cor? 



RUDOLPH 






^ ^ ^ 



spring? 
cor/* 

MUSETTA (she retreats in a ftiry; , v ^. v 

Irat suddenly stops) (shouting) 




^ 



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I ? h V M 1^ t^ 



E .^ ^. ^ P 



heart. 
^cert 



Go hack and paint your housefront! Toad! 

Pit, to ,re da hot ^ te , gul Raspo! 



BfARCEL 



*H\\^ ? M. \ i 



? 



W^ 



gone. 
vo"! 



a Tempo 



Vi-per! 
Viperaf 




}^\ Piti l ento 



(moviDg> awBjr with EndolphL r 



»»T 



3E 



i>P 



J > i' J ^' 



MARCKL 



(enters the tavern) 



Al _ ways yours for 
Sent , pre tua per la 



'"hh^i. I' \ I ^^^ 



Vi- per! 
S,tre ^ga! 

Piu lento 



^m i"\33 ^ 



f 




'PVV 



^^ 



4 ff 



^ 



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' r ^ ip ip ^ - 



^lii: - '''? 



MIMI 



as 



s 



i2r 



v-^v^ 



"^ ev - er!.. 

RUDOLPB ^* - ^^^- 



^ 



9V 



Our time for 
<7i /a, scie. 



£ 



^^ 



s 



¥ 



Our time for par 
Ci la.scie , re 



tingr, 
mo 



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U'lj 1^ i/^ti /r / 



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j^^ 



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MIMI 



» 



fe 



i" -> > ii J' ]T J' I M r ^ 



RUDOLPH 



par-tij^'swheiithe ro.ses blow! 
. re?no al - la station dei fior.. 

P 




When the roLses blow.. 
al^lu sta.giondei fior„, 




228 



MI MI carez zevo/e 



poco ollaTjg^ 







m 



parting's when the ro-ses blow! 
rem al > la station dei fiorf 
^ - rall:^ > . ...»„,.<T^ ^"7^ ^-^ 



? 



m 



parting-' s when the ro-ses hlow! 

^rental . la stag-ion dei f\or! . . 

^ ^ . Sostenendo 




' w ' M ri 



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EtKf^o/Act.III. 



229 

FOURTH ACT 



« -- At that period, indeed for some time past, the friends had lived 

lonely lives. » 

^Musetta had once more become a sort of semi-official personage; for 
three or four months Marcel had never met her.)^ 

^ And Mimi too; no word of her had Rudolph ever heard 15 except he talk- 
-4ed about her to himself when he was alone . >* 

*f One day, as Marcel furtively kissed a bunch of ribbons that Musetta 
had left behind, he saw Rudolph hiding away a bonnet, that same pink 
bonnet which Mimi had forgotten.)* 

*( Goodf muttered Marcel/he's as craven -hearted as I )^ 



^ A gs^ life, yet a terrible one ! >► 



^„.. In quell ^epoca gia da tempo gli amici erano vedovi. 

^Musetta era ridiventata un personaggio quoM officials;'^ da tre o 
qnatfro mesi Marcello non Vaveva incontrata. 

^ Cost pure Mimi; ^Rodolfb non ne aveva piu sentito parlare che dase 
medesimo guando era solo. 

M Un di che Marcello di na^costo ba>ciava un nastro dimenticato da Mu- 
setta, vide Rodolfo che na^scondeva una cuffietta - la cuffiettarosa - dimen- 
ticata da Mimi: 

<-Va bene, mormoro Marcello, egll e vile come me 1 



^ Vita gaia e terribileL. ^ 



ii54&4 



231 



FOURTH ACT 



-.it- 



IN THE ATTIC 
(as in Act I.) 



(The curtain rises) (Parcel as before, stands in trout of his easel, while Ru. 



J- = 108 
Allegro vivo 



m^mr 




-dolph sits at his writing-table; each trying to make the other believe that he is working indefatiga- 
RUDOLPH 




-bly, whereas both are really only gossiping) 
RUDOLPH 



m 



i 



m^^ 



a^rriaere and pair. Did snemerri-w 



carriage and pair 
^ri-gliae li^vree. 



Did snemerriJy hail me. 
Mi sa~. lu- to ri. denude . 




WeU, 



Mu. set-ta! I question d: 
Mu^ set ^ ta!Le dis^si: 



How's yonr 
e il 



yoni 



heart?., 
cuarL. 




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RUDOLPH 



£iO stesso movimento 



:£ 



E 



¥ 



V f i 



^ 



B 



m' m 



$ 



'It beats not, 

«Non bdt - te 

Lo stesso movimento 



or I doix't feel it, 
non lo sen - to 



W 



itJJl Lr 



"^ s* ~ 



& 






S 



RUDOLPH 



^ i J^"1 i-i J^ i ^v ^ 



j? V it 



^ 



MARCEL 



thanks to this veLvet I'm wea ringer"* 
sTOJsiealvel - lu^to eke il co^prey^^ . ^ . ^^ 

^^^ -^ (endeavouring to laugh) 



^^i 



^ 



'^=^ 



espresstvo 



rmglad,ve..ry 
a ho gu^sto dUw- 



^ 



^ 



^ 



I 



7 Y ^ 



i f y > ^ 



^^ 



MARCEL 



*/ p y y jt 7-f 



^lf ^ff 



<*M 7 jt 



g-lad! 



I'm glad, ve.ryglad! 
ei ho gni - sto dawer! 




RUDOLPH 



f\T (aside) . . (resumes hiawork) 



MARCEL 



(You humJbng, youl You're fretting and fuming) 
(Lo-io ^ la va. Ti ro^di e ri-di,) 



w 



i 



^ 



^ 



xtm 



t 






It beats not! 
iV^^ bat^tef 



^m 



■& 



y y j ^ 



^-^ 



li: n^'J: l^j f P 



y y j ^ ^ 



M 



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233 



MAR CEL ^ 

I — "^"n (commences to paint with great vigour) 



7 H il^ < ^ ~J 



=5= 



S 



* 



Bra^vol 
Be^ nef 






S 



^ 



^ It: 



gJU 



%: 



Ul^ 



-y- y i 'F^^ 



±- 



jr 



briflanfe 



W T'-'f-i-' ^T^^ 



?^ 



^m 



^- 




MARCEL 



:* 



^* 



Mu - set - ta? 
Mu - set^ ta? 



^ 



^ 



^^E^ 



Then I saw, too. 
lo pur vi - di.. 



Mi 
Mi 



V y Ittlgj ? ^ 






^ 



=?==?= 



^^=r 



f 



RUDOLPH 

Kas he breathlessly stops writing) 




(recovering his composure) 



Ji J\ Y 



E 



r^ r-T- 



E 



a 



1 



bu saw her? 
L^hai vi - ^fe f 



How strange ! 
Oh guar^dal. <^*^P« painting)^ 



W 



P P k 



=^^=T= 






Rode in her 
E-ra in car. 



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234 

HUDOLPH 

Lo stesso movimento 




aUeginmente 



De 
Ev 



^ 



n ir F- Mff r < I 



oar . riage,m grand ap. parrel, 
- roz - za ve - sti ^ ta co.me 
Lo stesso movimento 



just like a duchess. 
u ' na re ~ gi^na* 




RUDOLPH 




P— f-f P ft^^ 



- light-ful 1 1 'm glad to hear it . 
_ vi _ va. Ne son con-ten -to . (^^^^^^^ 



Now, to 
Za - vo 



^^ 



Et 



(You liar^you' re pin-ing with love . ) 
(Bu ^ giar-dOySistmgge d^a~mor.) 



^ 



^^= 



i~* 



E 



S 



^^^^^^^ 



^^-yy— ^ 



^^S 



RUDOLPH 



workl 
^riam. 

MARCEL 



(they go on working) 




Now, to work 
La^vo^riam. 






S 



^ 



rrfr rfTi 






cJ CJ 






f7\ 



W 



^g=y 



^ 



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Jnl jy 



ft. . 335 




EUDOLPH 



a piacere 



i 



^ 



^ (throws down his pen) 



m 



E j r ^ 1 7 -=t= ) ' i 



? 



MARCEL 



This pen's too aw-ful! 

Che pen^na in^fa^mef , 

^ ^ a ptacere 

\ — F^^ ^ 



^ n f 



1 



m 



± 



This infamoTis paint. 
C%^ in ^fa^ me pen - 




RUDOLPH 



(still seated, apparently lost in thought) 

e2^ , 



1 



MARCEL 

l>A ^(flines away Ms brush) (***''«« »* ^^'^ <'*"^*«» "^"^ **'^"' '***'"'"* Rudolph observine it/he 



g 



-hC^- 



-hrushl 
-- nel^lo! 
Sostenuto 



Andantino 




takes from his pocket a bunch of ribbons and kisses it) 




q 115464 



^36 

Andantino mosso J = 84 
mmoLPH 

dolce 




(Ah, 
(0 



Mi-mi! false,fick-le - heart 
Mi^mi tu pin non tor - 



ed! Ahjheaut-eous days de 
ni. O gior - - ni 



Andantino mosso J = 84 



p - 



n^ 



V 'r. J^ — -,h 7 ^ 



f: 



g 



^^ 



L^^., -^ 



^ 



;:^=:r 



7 ^ 



? ^ 



f 7 ^ 



RUDOLPH 



appena rail 



PP. 



:e 



p p ^-^'"1^ 



t 



|t 



part - - ed! Those hands so dain - ty! Oh, frag^rant shi.ning^ 
bel - - li, pic - CO - le ma . m, o-do - ro . _ si ca - 



m 



¥ 



m> 



r-- 



appena ralf: 



>>• J>"^j^ 7 J.-^ 



% 



.^. h 7 J- 



2r! 



E^ 



f ' ^ 



' I 



r ' 



KODOLPH 



^ 




T=^ 



tres-ses ! 
- pel-li... 

(putting away the ribbons and staring anew at his canvas) 
MARCEL Jp ~ 



Ah, 
col 



snow-white 
lo fU 



E 



and staring anew at his canvas) ^ k 

C-T B f I ff ff (T ff cr f s ^ 



How is it that my brush with speed me.chan . io . al keeps 

lo non so co ^me sia eke il mio penjnel - lo la - 




H6494 



237 



RtnoOLPH 



1 ^ 7 u . 



pjp tin poco rail. 



£ 



^^ 



3-^ i t ^' 



^^ 



bo 
ne 

MARCEL 



somlAh, Mi 
ve! Ah Mi 



^ 



^-^ 



mi ! those brief, glad , gol . den 
mtf mia bre ^ ve gio^ven 



e=:« 



days ! 
til! 



t. 



^ — H=^^ 



^ 



s 



^ 



E 



^ 



moving-, and plasters on the col -ours quite a. gainst my wiU? And 
~vo~ri e impa - sti co - lo - ri con-tro vo - glia mia. Se 





^ 



£ 



A 



ral Lmolto gT.^p„ 




■^ 



^ 



^ 



^^ 



f 



t 



thong'li I woidd be painting* landscapes, meadows^woodlands fair in springtide, 
pin - ge^ re mi picbce o cie - li o tenre o inverrd o prijmave - re^ 

^-^ a Tempo 



3 



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ff^m 



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^s^ 



^ 



«jr- 



r^sT 



^ rflf//. 7^M?//<? 



^ 



^ 



j.-j=Ji 



appassionato 
MARCEL 

cr 0- 



B^^ 



SE^k 




brush re-fus - es 
gli mi trac ^ eta 

Sostenuto 



my 
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to per.form its of 
dice pu-pil ^ le ne 



fice, 
re 




US404 



238 P^^ allqrg. 




but paints dark eyes and two red smil - ing lips . 
e u ^ na boc - ca pro - ca ^ - cef 

poco dUarg'. 



The 
e 





features of Mu - set-ta haunt me still! 
fCe^sce di Mu - set^ta il vi-so an » cor,.. 




RUDOLPH (ft*om the table -drawer he takes out Mimi s old bonnet.) 



^ 



nrz ji ^ 



^^ 



E 



^ 



And. 

MARCEL 



thoul oh rose -pink hon . 



tu, cuf-^fiet . ta 



^m 



f> f (T f 1^ 



lie 



net, that* neath her pil-low 
ve^ Che sot - to il gwin . 



i 



i^ 



Ah!, 



fri - vol . ous Mu . set - 
nV- see di Mu - set - 



- ta ! thee 

- ta il 



I can ne'er for 
vi - so tut - to 




q 415494 g 



RimOLPH 



239 




[MARCEL 



m 



That in her hour 

par. ten . do a Isco ^se7 tut^ta sai 

^ ^ 4^ -0^ J) J^ I ores, ed affrett.. 



Thon 
la 



S 



get! 

vez _ 



I nev-er can for _ get. 
zie tut - to fro.de. 



My 

Mu. 

3: 




wert the witness of our 
no - strafe^ li - d 

MARCEL 



joy,cometo inyheart,eonieto my heart, ah 
- td^ viensul mio ctcor, sul mio cuor mor _ to^ ah 



->■ p y y i^ r % 



E 



grief affords her plea-sure 
.set Jai n Jan J o go ^ de 





and yet my heart, my hearT 
e il miojsiwrvi - « le la chia 



IS 



1/ zJ 





r rf\ , 



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r 



RUDOLPH 



i 



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M F . I T r 






E 



come! lie close a.g'ainst my heart, since my love is 

vien<, ah vien sul mi ^ o cuorjpoi^che e mor - to a. 

MARCEL ff Jl ^ _ :^ £ ^ 1> 



^ 



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f r r 



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fain 



to call, 
/a chia. 



if^ul 



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rf 



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her to my fond arms a. 
- ma_, e a . spetta il vil mio 

,__ — - . . . -i ^ 



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340 

RUDOLPH (clasps the bonnet to his heart; then endeavouring to conceal his emotion from Marcel, Kb 
carelessly qnestions him.) 



MARCEL^ 



m^ 



dead!.. 
^nior. ) 



-^-^^^ 



gain.. 
ouor ,) 



P 



m? h^ m$i 



dolcissimo 
PP calmo 



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i 



7 5' 1 



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ti 



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'k-lk 



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rail, molt o 



m^ . 



RUDOLPH 



;i^^^; 



^ ^F¥ 



a Tempo 

ZZIIMZ 



S 



S: 



MARCEL 



What time is it,now? 
Che o. ra si. a? 

(roused by Rudolph from his reverle^he gaily replies) 



ButSchaa-nard's not 
E Schau^nard non 



m 



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^ 



i 



:35 ;—>;■* : 



Time for our yesJberday 's din_ner ! 
.Vo.ra delpranzo di ie.ri. a Tempo 



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TOTpi 



€ 



Allegro W . = 126 

EUDOLPH 



" g i^ Jh f- 



back yet? 
toT'.naP 

[5 1 Allegro J • z llJe 






ri 





> 115494 



RtlDOLPH (Bnter Sohannard and Colline; the former carries 
four rolls; and the latter a paper baff.) 



241 



m 



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HABCEL 



How now? 
Ed . ben? 



^ 



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SCHAXTNARD 



How 



e^ 



ii 



Here we are. 
Fc. co^ci. 




(Schaunard places the rolls on the table) 

MARCEL /^- J • * „ X 

(disdainfully) 



^— V i V U w M ^ w H 



(Colline takes a herring out of the bag 
and puts it on the table as well) 



1^ 



now? 
-hen? 

COLLINE 



Some bread? 
Bel pan? 



rit:.. 



m 



rr f i T rf_li rt 



i 



» 



i 



Js. dish that's wor-thy of De - 
Eunpiatto de. gno di De - 



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tS 



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col canto 



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SCHAUNARD 



gg 



£ 



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?=E 



COLLINE 



^S 



i 



:£«=£: 



'Tis salt-edJ 
-lyo- - la . ta. 



g M » I ^" 



^ 



»inos -thenes 
-^<5 . stene 
a Tempo 



'tis aherrtngi 
un^a^riTiga, 



4 



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^^ 



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£ 



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MARCSL 



^ 



(seating themselves at the table, they pretend to be 

f !•' 7 \T ^ p r f 



This is a food that the g'ods might 
Questaecuo^ ca - gna da BevMn - 



COLLINB K L J -1 J^ 



Our dinner is rea » dy! 

n pran^zoei?i ta^vo^la. 




havini^ a fine meal) 
MARCEL 



^ 



^ 



^* 



en _ vy. 

- gac . cio. 

SCHAUNARD 



(places Colline's hat on the table 
and thrusts a bottle of water into it.) 

a placer e 



f =^= H 



JEEEE2: 



Now the Chain- 
Or lo SdanL. 



Ui ^\ iid ^il.^ litli g l«g C"C 



;-ii 



» 



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# 



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I 



g 



a ptacere 



±3EEi^ 



zg; 



xa: 



tt -»■ w -#• 



A A A A A A A A i A A 



SCHAimARD 



a Tempo 



M:iiiiii|i f F r r — r I h > j = ^ 



^ 



-pagneinthe ice must go! 
^pa.,gna metMa „ mo in ghiaecio. 

[ftj a Tempo 




Jc 115494 ^ 



243 



RUDOLPH (to Marcel,offering him some bread) 



w 



Choose, my lord mar - quis, 
Seel ^ gao Ba - ro - 7ie 



^^^^^ 



sal - mon or 
t7^o _ tao sal. 



ffr^Uvt 



P stacc. 



m^Tj^^ ^^^ 



^^ 



1=^4^=^ 



P^f 



1=^^ 



i^ it^ 



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RUDOLPH 




m 



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1 



MARCEL 



^t 



turJbot? 

^mo^ne, ^^^^ offer is accepted, when turning' to Schaunard,he proffers another crust of bread.) 

/C , -, , 

I 



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8.. 



^pf^; 




pp 



B^^^^^ 



n>^jt^ 




Nowduke, here's a 
Du.ca, u - na 



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hyy>- * 






MARCEL Ht, 



a Tempo 



gg #.J. IT H r^zf | f f 



> j y 



choice AToLau-vent with mnshrooms! 
lin.gtui di pap - pa • gal - /Ic?/* 

hrillante ^^-^ 4t ^ 







a Tempo ♦ ♦ 



s 



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^^ 



e 



r=^? 




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244 

Sosfceneiidk) molto a Ten^o 

S0HAT7NARD (be poUtely declinee and poure mA a glaee water which he hands to Mareel.) (the ime and on^ 



Thank you, I dare not! This evening, Vm dancing. 
Gra.zie^ mHn^pingua. Stas ^ se ^ra houn dal-lo. 



Sostenendo molto 



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P siaecm 



'Afn > 



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£ 



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tun^ier is handed about. CoUine^ after voraciously devouring his ro Uprises.) 



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EUnOLPH 



(to CoUine) 




COLLINB 



(with an air of grave importance^ 



^ 



E±Tt'TyiF F ^ l il-l^ -^ ^^^ 



To business I The king a - waits me I 
jflo fretta. II Re m'a - spetta. 



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pi 




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245 



BVDOLPH 



m 



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MARCEL 



^ 



(eagreply) 



i If r 



iJ 



What'sinthe wind? 
Qualchemi .ster? 



m^ 



What plot is brewJuff ? 
(7V gualche trauma?... 




MAROBL 



^ 



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< f F f 



(rises and approaches CoUine^ observto^ 
with droll mqnisltlvenese,) 
SCHAUNABD ^ — ~— 1 



What's in the 
Qualchemi^ 



^ftg 



^ J^ JjTl J ^ 



Whai'sintbe wind? 
Qualehemi . *f«r.^ 



P^ 



j^g 






r 5>' r: 



■gy 



'>'IA^ -P!! 



^ 



.f f^^f Of r 



MARCBIi 



m'li r < 



wind? 



COLLINS 



3 



LLIN] 

ii 



(stmis up and down^full of self-lmporianee.) 



^^ 



^ 



yi^i?t9 affrett. e cres* 



Thekiuffre. 
77 ^^ mt 




k ii64M 



246 

aUDOLPH 



(surrounding CoUine^ they make low curtseys to him.) 



^ 



at 



Bra_vo! 
Be - ne! 



MARCEL 



^ 



M=t 



£ 



SCHAUKARD 



Bra-vo! 

Be - /^^/ 



*^ 



ft 



COLLI 



.LINE 



yyrtf- 



^ \^.^ ^^ 



Bra-vo! 
Be ^ nel 



ft 



^ 



quires my ser - - .vices! 
chia - /ra^^i:/ mi ^ ni • - 5/6^. 



^r^rrj - 




COLLINE (with a patronising air.) 



^^ ^ i r >< y 



Kinfff 



^ j ^ y 



i'i»i\hi i.;^ 



And then I've g-ot to see.... theKinff 
Pe^rd.,. ve - dro\.... ve.dro Gui-zotl^, 



'^Hhi |f>^^g 




MARCBL 



SB 



^ 



(gives him the only glass) r " ^~ 



^ 



M^ 



s 



SCHATJNARD 



(to Marcel) 



Ho! quaff now a 



!ftl~< f T^ M ^ ^ W 



P^^^^ 



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^-^ 



i 




^^ 



Griveme a gob Jet! 
Por^gimiil nappol 



\M J' 7 < 



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Allegro 

MARCEL 



247 



g 



^ 



1 



bumperl 
pappo! 



a piacerejxm enfasi \ -^ — — i 



Allegro 






^ 



^J^t^ 



"^ 



^ 



Have I per-miss.ion, ohmymostnoLble 
Mi sia per^mes.so cU no^bi^le eon^ 



^ 



col canto. 



&E^ 



RUDOLPH <*te2F„"'^> 



^ 



^ 



MARCEL 



Stop that! 



^ 



e 



felE 



1 



SCHAUNARD 



Stop thatl 
Fiac^co! 



No more nonsense 1 
Leva il tacco! 



w=^ 



courtier? 

(interrupting) 
COI'I'INE '^ ^V a m m m 



^ 



4 



"^ I (takes the glajss 



-h^ 



from Schaimard) 



I 



&titoiJ)l€ 



stop that! 
JBastal 
a Tempo 



NomorefooUng*! 
Che defect to! 



Give me that tifinJblerl 
Dammi il gotta! 

3 




SCHAUNARD 



(in nature) 
(motioning his frlendfi to let him speak) ^ ^^^^^^^' 



s 



g il^ F F I? i f ^^ 



s 



^th ardour ir . re - sist - i -ble 
liPi - spira ir. re^ si - sti . W-fe 




248 

RUDOLPH 



P 



a Tempo 

(yelling) 



£ 



m 



MARCEL 



No! 

JVo/ (yelling) 



m 



^ 



SCHAUNARD 



j.;^ 



UA 



No! 
JVo/ 



v ^ ^ iT fii' f I 



aptacere 

(complaciently) 



^ 



¥ 



Poet- ry fills my spir.it! 
Ve^ strodella rojmcm^za! 

COLLINK 



(yelling) 



Then 



i 



^ 



a Tempo 




RUDOLPH 



a Tempo 



(amid applause they surround Schaunard and make 
him get off the chair) 

Vivo 



y M I 



Yes, yes. 
Si! si! 



MARCKL 



i 



m 



SCHAUKARD 



*> f f f f if r IT f 



Yes, yes. 
Si! si/ 



m 



something cho_ro . gra4)hic may suit you, 
^zio -. ne co^reo.gra.fi^caaUlo ^ ra? 

COLLINB 



s 



i 



V u I 



* 



a Tempo 



Yes,yeB. 
^*7 si! 

n 

Vivo 



f 




f 



a^E^t 



^ 



♦ 



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Z49 



SCEATJNARD 

m 




SCHAUNARI) 

a pxacere 



5^ 



^ 



a Tempo 



^ 



^^ 



^^ 



$ 



i 



dancing', 
dan . jara 
LLINE 



ac «com _ pan-ied by sing.ingl 
con mu _ *i _ ^a vo , ca , lef 



aptacere 



i ■, 7 \ f J I'r "i? I 



Well, clear the stage for 
Si sgom^bri^na le 



$ 



^ 



col canto. 



a Tempo ffcol canto. 



Y 



m 



$ 



COLLINB 

AndantinO moSSO (^noving chairs and table aside, they prepare for a dance) 



m 



¥^ 



action! 
sa. le! 
Andantino mosso 




ii5495 



350 



MABC^L Allegretto mOSSO J°120 (suggesting various dances) 



^F? 



^ 



^ 



COLLINE 



Mi _ nu . 
Mi - nu . 



^ 



S 



E 



Allegretto mosso J = 120 



Gavotte. 
Ga.vot^ ta. 




Pa.va . nel„la. 

MARCEL ^ ^ 



-et. 
-et^to 

SCHAUNARD 



(imitating a Spanish Measure) 

J2i_^, — : — ^ 

Fan - . daii-go. 
/fe^ . - dan^go. 






S 



i^ 



^ Alle gro J. = 72 



^ 



^ 



^ 



./*' energico 



1?: 



f^^^=^ 




-^ 




S 



RUDOLPH 

r 



^ 



1 



^ 



Lo stesso movimento 



s 




SCHAUNARD 



Now take your partners ! 
Mano aL le da^ me! 



* 



s 



COLLINE 



rail. 



'^'tf \ Mr ''^r 1^ Pii'iji r F^ 



(the others approve) 



¥ 



^ 






i vote we dance qua _ _ drilles first 
Pro.pon.go la qua. . dri-glia. 

ou Lo stesso movimento 



I'll 
lo 



3tzS 



^m 



PPstacc, 



i" iV i' i 



¥fl *^=r=7= J^ y 7 



-^ ' «» ■» h ^S 



115404 



(improvising, he beats time with comic pomposity of manner) 

SCHAUNARD sostenendo 



251 



3GHAUMAKU a^»^^,^^.^^ M' ^ ♦■* 

Lal_le_ra. lal _ leraJal - le.ra. la. lal . le.ra. lal . lerajal -lera 



LaLleju, lal _ lerajal - le_ra, la, lal . le.ra, lal . lera,lal .lera, 
LalJe^ra, lal , lera,lal - le^ra, la, lal. le^ra, lal - lera, lal - leva, 

(pretends to be very busy arranging a quadrille) 



COLLINE 



:* 



lead it. 
det,to. 



fe^ 



^ 



sostenendo 



^)'h *faF ^ N^ ■/ 



f^ 



^ 



^ ■> n ' /^^^ 



g 



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r^ 



*t ^ ^ ^ 



(approaches Marcel and, bowing very low, offers him his hand as he 
Sr gallantly saysj^ 



fe 



m 



^ 



rr r. ^ l [y ^'^^'^ ^ ^- 



Oh. 



mai _ den fair and gentle! 



MARCEL 



Vez - . zo . sa da - mi.gel.la... 



(with coy baslif Illness of manner, 
counterfeiting a woman's voice") 



^ 



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^ 



E 



e 



SCHAUNARD 



My mo - des_ty res_ 
Bi^spet , ti la mo. 



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hi. 




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i 



j,t f J^v f l ,l >^ f j,i' F | jivJ=4 ±4 



MARCEL 



(in his ordinary voice) 



(Rudolph and Marcel dance a quadrille) 






^M 



g t^ rgM 



^ 



3 



.pect,Sir,I beg you! 
-de.stia.Lapre^o . 



Lallera, lal _ le_ra,laLlera, 
LalJera, lal - . te.ra,lal-i^^. 



SCHAUNARD ^. ^#- #'-^^ ^» (provoking) .-/Iff « /?N „„ 



COLLINE 



Lal . lera,laLlera,laLlera, la. 
Lal . lera^ laL l€ra,laL lera. Id . 



a 



\ i i ^ ^\^^ U r g 



First there*s the Chai/L 

Pri - ma c^e U Rond. 
I — Q — I 



^ 



Jt=3t 



f 11 ff . V I 



Balancez! 
Bakmcezl 



m 



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m 



m 



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i 



No, 



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??: 



115484 



2S2 



(Rudolph and Marcel / .x, ^ ^ . .^ 

ooQtinue dancing) (with exaggerated contempt) 

SCHAUNARD * " ' 

Allegro 



quasi a piacere _ a Tempo 



aa 



. .u^ ^ ^'h^ \ I 



(gridato) 
COLLINE 



Yotfve manners like a clown. 
Che moudi da lac^che, 

(offendedVj 




Stupidl 
bestia! 

Allege 



As I take it, you're in. 
Se non er ^ ro lei m^oL 



p-i '4 



a Tempo 






m 



^ 



col canto. 



fe 



pp 



agitato 



£ 









stacc. 



SCHAUNARD 



W| 



(taking up the poker) 



feiE 



(parlato) 



^Ei 



COLLINE 



*>tfit <^(r (T 



^ 



L^ h^ ^ thetongs^ 



Ready! Have 
Pronti. As^ 

(rushing to the fireplace and seizing 
the tongs) 



i 



-sult-.ing'l 
-tra^ia! 



m 



Draw your sword, sir! 
Snu,diil fer - ro/ 



^ 



s 



^ 



p 



i^ 



^E 



i^ 



^S 



""ntf ^VJS. \Ji^\Ji ^u r^J. \ ^ d} I 



^»a hattuta vtile due delie precedenti 
SCHAT7NARD (preparing to receive his adversary's attack) 9f^ i^ 9^ 



V^tflt 1> t' \ 



f F /f f f ^y I 



at you! 
saggia. 



Thy hot blood will I 
// tuo sangtwio vo - glio 



Una hattuta vale due delle precedenti 




ii64M 



(Rudolph and Marc«l atop dancinf and burst out laughing) 
SCHAITKABD .7 K . 



263 



m 



^ 



^t^i'f f f ' 



^ 



$ 



m 



i 



drink! 

COLLINE b. 



k 



Now get a stretchier 
Ap.pre^sta^te u^na ba. 






One of us shall now be 
Un di noi qui si sbu 



gutted! 
. deLla. 




SCHAUNARD 



m 



M 



Come prima 



W 



i 



ready! 



COLLINE 



bi 



M 



i 



b 



(Schaunard and Colline have a duel) 



H i T f f ^y 



^ 



^ 



I T y-^ 



And get a grave _yard 
Ap.pre _ sta.te un ci _ *»« . 



tool 

^er. affrettandosiempreecres. 

Come prima , ^^ v^^ 




RUDOLPH (gaily) 



Wi 'T y fF71-g M'? F F m''M P P [[ "t^^ i ^ 



^1 



While they heat each other's brains out,our fan_dan.go we will 
Mentre in ^ cal . za la ten ^ zo ^ ne gira e bal.za Ri^go- 



» 



^ 



While they beat each other's brains out, our fan _ dan_go we will 
Mentre in . cal . za la ten . so . ne gira e hal.za Ri.go. 



j — l\ = — ^^^^^^^ 



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n 




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b^^ 



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fe 



1^ 



116404 



254 



RUDOLPH Allegro spigliato J = 13S 

(R udolph and Marcel dance behind the duellis ts) 



i 



t! L 



MARCEL 



^ 



fin^ish, 
do - ne. 



¥ 



fin-ish. 
Allegro spigliato J = 133 




k^ 




m. - r 1 ^ r 



A 



J^ J^ H 



H 



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i 



^^ 



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^ 







(blows fall faster) 




(The duellists pretend to ^ow more and more incensed, stamping their f^t and shouting) 



"^^Ei 



^ 






-^ ■ j^ cres ^ sempre ed incalzando — j^^ g BSQS&j 



^^ 



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g^g .^ 



255 



prmfr M ^ ^fUf i jfpfi^ 1 " ^ 




(The door opens and Mu_ 
MUSETTA settaentersinastate AUegTO moderate agitato 

Q , . of great agitation) /Cs( hoarsely ) 

^ t> v_ :zEE _^ \m I — v- :^ 



^^ 



'Tis Mi_ mi ! ^Tis Mi . mi who is with me and is 



(noticing her) ^^' ^^^- mt..., C'e Mi - mi Che mi segue e chesta 

MARCEL ' Ijg- ^ ^ (all anxiously cluster round Musetta) 



Mu„ _ sett a! 
Mu - _ setJa! 

Allegro moderate agitato 




Cassa sola 



MUSETTA 



i 



(through the open door he spies Mimi seated on the topmost stair) 



^=^ 



ail - ing". 
ma « le. 

RUDOLPH 



She has not strength to clin 



m 



to climb the s_ . 
Nel far le sea . le piu non si res - se 



taircase. 



( rushes to 




i 



Hlmi; Marcel follows his example) 




^^ 



-JZ. 



115494 



1S56 



SCHAITNARD (*<* Ctolline; they both drag the bed forward) 



|! g M M l F F ' 



^ 



Here's the bed^we^U put her on it . 
Noiuc^co^stia^mo quel let , tuc.do. 




MIMI 



Ru - . dolph! 
Ro.dol - - fo! 

^S?^^^^ (Rudolph and Marcel support Mimi and lead her towards the bed) 



(Musetta brings a glass of water and makes Mimi sip it) 
(passionately) 




There ! some waiter. 
La. Da be^re. 



^ 



f 



^ 



^ 



^ r 



ff p 



m 







^ 



Gently 
Zit^ta, 






MIMI 



^yp^LPH (gently lowering her on to the bed) 



# 



(embraces Rudolph) 



¥ 



£ 



^ 



My dar- ™ ling* 
mio Ro - 



« 



^ 



lie down there. 

ri , po ^ , sa. 




115494 



857 



MIMI 




MIMI 




i 



you!.... 
tet 

MUSETTA 



(taking the others aside, she whispers to them:) 



m//. molto. 



RUDOLPH 



^m 



appassionato 



I heard them 
InJe - si 



r- n I [' I »r sEE^ 



Dar. ,liDg Mi -mi, stay here ev. 

Ah! 7nia Mi ^mf, sem^ .pre, sem^ 




mrusETTA 



say -ing that Mi_mi had left tnerich old Vis . coimt,andiiowwas almost 
di ^ re che Mi^mi fug - gi - tadai Vi-scon . ti ^ no era in fin di 

RUDOLPH (Rudolph induces Mimi to lie down at full length on thebed,and draws the coverlet 



m 

-er! 
^pre! 




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258 

Andante mesto 

MUSBTTA 



J — -z r I — ^ — r ! — ~ — r , ^ , 



T r 



7.1 rr .F 



dy.ing. AhMt where? Afjter searching, I met her a -lone just 
vt^ to. Do^ve stia? Cerjoa, cer^ca... la ve^o pasjsar per 



over her: he then carefully adjusts the pillow beneath her head.) 
RUDOLPH 




£ 



^ 



^ 4^iS 



^^m 




iJlir^-^'J 



MUSBTTA 






no\^ 
via,. 



Almost deadwith ex- haustion, Shenramnred'l amdyJngi 
trasci^ nan~ do^si a stento. Mi dijoe: ^Piiinonreggo... 




MUSBTTA 



( excitedly raising her voice) 






dy. ingl Butlis-tenl I want to 
muo ^ io% lo sen, to. Voglio mo. 



die near him; may be he's 
rir con luil Jfbr~se frCa, 



U 



i 



.1 



i- 



h^ 'Jfi? ..gf-u E- 



.5 



tx: 



E 



«jr: 



i?p 



'^'* ijug fini'" t^ 



^=T 



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^Dfl 



259 





MUSETTA 



Mi sen . toassai me ^ g^lio., 

(Iffitaetta moves fkrther away from Mimi.) 



' i Ji ^ i> Ji 



waLting! 

MARCEL (to Musetta) 



Takemehith . er,Mu- 



Hash! 





HTi 




MIMI 



same as ev . er! 
MUSETTA ^^ - sciaicKio guar . di in - tor . no. 




jrail:* »..• aTexEQio 




bt.tal" 
.set^tat..}^ 



a Tempo 
ma sostenendo 



dolcissimo 




co^me si sta be ^ ne quil 



Si ri. 




260 



(raising' herself somewhat she again embraces Budolph 




sad 

na , 

RUDOLPH 



«jaess,allis glad. 
^ see, si rsf-7k^- 



.nesslOnce a. gain. 



new life, new 
senJo la 




r 



i^S 



Lips de -light - 
Be . ne^det^ 



-M,speaka- 
Ja 




fpoco rail: 






MIMI 





life is mine 
^vi ^ taqui., 

RUDOLra. 



Ahl 
No, 



.gain to me 
hoc . ca. 

MUSETTA 



beloved! ahl 
tu non mi 



Once more en- 
Tuan^cor mi 



^ 



(aside to the other thrpe) 
a — 



5 



Ji Js } 



dat is there to I 



What is there to give her? 
CAe ciajve^teinca ^ saf 



MARCEL 



g 



s 



^ 



Nothing! 
NuUa! 




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S61 



leave me not! 



EiJDOLPH lu. .set piul 



Wf= ^F =^^^ 



chant me! 




No coffeePNowiner 
NcmcaffePNon vino? 



MARCEL 



(in great dejection) 






Larder empty (sadiy to ooume as be 



Nothingl 

i\%/fe/ JA^ m/» Se^rial tak es him a side) 



SCHAlNi^;;!) (looking closeI;v atMlmi) 



* 



In an hour shell be dead! 



COLLINE 



Mnmez^z^arae morta. 



"^m^m^ 



Nothing! 
Nulla! 



molto Tit: 

cor fa 




MIMI 



^J^JIJ^ 



^r "J^ :J^:^^|EEf^^^^^f^^^;^F^f^^^^ 



f 



I feel so cold! 
Ho tan^to fred^do... 



If I had but my muff here! 
Se ajvessi unma^ni^ cot « toi 







liS4M 



262, 



"I r 



rpoorhands aresun.ply fro . zen, howfihall 1 get fhem 
Queste nde ma • ni ri^ seal , ^ 




warmjr 
RiTDOLPH mai? 




----jr* 



]II]|T y . (Rudo^fa takes Mimics hands in hisyand 

^ LientO (oou^3) chafes them) 



sostenendo 

con gran passiane 
3 



1 f 7 

for speak . iiu 



III mine, in mine level Si. lehce! for speak . ing 
Qui, nel • le mi . e! Ta.cilll par^ lar ti 




MIMI 



^ 



(seeing Rudolph's Mends ^ebe calls them by name, when 
they hasten to her side.) ^ ^ 



"riscoDglung tires me,rmiisedto 



w 



i 



~^ iz:3i 



that,tnoiigh. 
Bounpo* di tos . sel Ci sonoav ^ve^^za. 



Good 
BtiOn 




mor . row, Mar„ 
gior - no Mar^ 



.cell 
. cel^ lo. 



miinard,c5ol. -li . ne. 



Se 
Schaunard, Col^ 



^^EE^ 



goodmor row! 
li - ne, buongiof*^ no. 



263 



MIMI (smiling) 






RUDOLPH 



All axe here,as I see, ^adtoweljoomeMi. mi. 

Tnl^ ti qui, tutJi qui. ^-$or-ridentia Mi - mi* 



i 



I J) J) J^ }^ 



Hush, Mi -mi, do not 
Non parJar,nonpar^ 



L>"^: 





^^ 



mf 



m 



r=i 



^^ 



-nz 



z^z 



/iL ' — i ' ' i ' AXlegretto mosso approach) y»g//; . , ^ 



cel,n0WDe 
MarcellodaJe 



I*llspeaklow,Don*tbe fright -end 
IRUDOLPH par^iQ pian.N(m te , me ^ re. 



^ 



1 



* 



talk. 
.lar. 



'^ y-VM' 



Allegretto mosso 




\}^ \ } ^ 



^^ 



* 



^ 



(Schaunard and CoUine mournfully withdraw. The former 

MIMI Andante tiOCO rail • ^^^^ ^^ **^® tahle,burying his fa/je in his hands»The latter 

^ ^ ^ . } is a prey to sad thoughts.) 



^ 



JilJ^ p '^ilj 



^=^ 



h,h ^ A 



? 



lieve me, a good girl is Mu _set-ta . 
ret ^ ta: e assai huo^naMu setJa. 



MARCEL (giving Musetta his hand.) 



poco rail:. 



«?^^ 



V ^ pT-yiyrT~? 



f 



Andante 



I know, I know 
Loso^.. lo so. 




m 



^^m 



~c^ 



PP 



M 



P 



^ 



:!il 



i^m 







T 




H? 



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264 

MUSETTA 

} Allegretto inosso 



(drawing Mareel awi^y ttom Mimiyshe take off her earring and gives them 
to him as she whispers:) 



tfJ^ I t|J^ ^Jy y i 



Allegretto mosso 

3^ . 3 



Look here., 
A te,. 




'r *>f V ? ^ 



^—^ — i 



i* 



j^TjT y i 



MUSETTA 



poco rail:. 



1 J ^ "^M J ^ V F Jff^ 



^ 



mf 



^ 0- 



sell them, and buy some med cine for her.. 
ven-dt, rt~ por~ ta quulche cor^dial^ 

jfRUDOLFH 



sendfor a doc -tori 
mandaundot .to . re! 



^ r—d ^ 



E 



# 



^ 



Keep 



^ 



^ 



^^$ 



m. 



'> ) If w 



^ 



\^ 1 \ 



poco rail. 



PP 



^ 



k 



^7=H= 



^^ 



t- 1 



Mmi 



(Himi gradually grows drowsy: Rudolph takes a chair 
and sits down heside the bed.) 



\ > j^i-^Xj^f^ 



%uwill not leave me? 
Tunon mi la _ scif 

MUSETTA (Marcel is about to go when Musetta stops him and takes him still further from Mimi) 



i 



X- J ^ i^ j) i 



RUDOLPH 



qui - et 
,po ~ sa 



^m 



s 



Stay,lis«ten! 
A^scolJa! 




mrt^ 



z^^ 



1 



mfix, Tempo 



^ 



/?j/aiempo ^ 







^^ 



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265 



MITSKTTA 



poco rit: 



May be what she has askli us, will be herlastre„qiiestonearth,lit-tle 



May be what she has askli us, will be her last request on earth,lit- tie 
ForseeVul^ti ^Tna vol~tachehaespressoundeM.de . rio, po^ve^ 




MUSETTA 



i 



^ 



rail: 



rit 



m 





^ 



^ 



111 go for the muff, 
Pelmanijcot . ^o^<9 t?o.- 



dar-ling! 
,ret - ^(2/ 



ill come with 
Con te wr. 




Sr iJ I? 



MUSETTA 



W^ y ^ T 



(Musetta and Marcel hastily 
go out) ^ a u 



f» 



S 



you. 
-ro. 

MARCEL 



«j5^<? tfuosamente 



w 



V 'y V F ''pn^ I ''I' ^"7 



^ 



m 



COLLINS 



Howgoodyouare,Mu- set_tal 

Sei bnona,omtaMu . set . taL 

(While Marcel and Musetta are talking*, he removes his over-coat) -. 



^ 



25t 



a Tempo 




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266 



All****mod***e tristc J = 68 



poco ritu 



COLIiINK (with increasing emot ion) 
P 



.'>•■¥» 8 ff Cf g I? ff I P-g 




19 



Gar.ment antique and rus - ty! 
Vec^cMa zi~mar- ra, sen ^ ti^ 

All**^mod*% triste J =63 



a last good bye, fare 
io re.sto al pian, tu a 



^H^t^'i ^ 



I3K 



t 



P 



=^iff 



P 



Jpp staccaHssimo 



poco rit:. 



^K 



/^-^ 



^ 



j' ^ j* ^ 



COLLINE 



a Tempo 



L^Mit"» ff g M TM IP "^ ^ 1 ^ g M 



well! fa-ded friend so tried and trus-ty., 
-scen^de.reU sa - cromonteor de - vi.. 



We mast part, yon and 
Le mie gra^zie ri^ 



"n^^t 1 n 1^ ^ 



P 



I^BEI 



P 



=1?F 



a Tempo 



'y-m j! > ^ 



P^^^ 



^ 



COLLINE 



;>'¥» ^ 



^=i 



^ I B g g P i 



^ 



I, 

ce - 1?«^. 



For 
Mai 



ne . ver yet 
Tton cur- va 



yonr 
sti il 



back did yon bow to 
lo . go> ro dor^ soai 



^tftv P V f 



^m 



1 i 




s 



p 



^ 



^i t t^ttjj J, » h^a 



i? 



^=5^ 



L=^-^^-z^ 



COLLINE 



V 



poco rail:.,... a Tempo 



!^#rf---i^-t=f ^^^f ^ 



\>A 






rich man or iomight«y; How 
ricchiedai po^ten - /e. /''^f*^ 



oft 

sar 



safe in yom'pock.ets 
nel- le tue ta - sche 




X 115494 



267 



COLLINE 



rtUl:. 



a Tempo 



soa - clous have you con-ceal-ed phi-Io-souhers andpo . ets! 



spa - clous have you con-ceal-ed phi-Io-sophers andpo . ets! 
CO . meinan^ tritran^uil-li fi-lo-so^fie po ^ e ~ tu 



aa^ 



p ^ •? I 



1 



ft 



pp roll:* 



a Tempo 



i^ 



^ 



f 



^ 






=i^ 



rfl^//.-, 



COLLINS 



'im ff -g-g-ir ft I ■!? g g ff 



k k (sentimentally) 



Now that our plea-sant friend-ship is o'er I would hid thee once 

^ ra cheigior.ni lie - ti fug-gir^ ti. di ^ . co ad^ 



V'Mit Y |f ^ 



=iff 



^^^ 



=^iff 



i 



r«//.-. 



?W ^ V j) y 



^ ^' J' ^' 



i W ' 




more, Oh! com-pan-ion tried and trus-ty, Fare .well! 

- di . fe- de-le a.mi - co mi - o, ad . dio, 



Fare. 
ad. 



Mfczr~;r=^ 



f ^ T 



^ 



^ 



<7e>/ canto. 



gife 



J5l 



E^^^ 



^^ 



f 



^^^^ 



COLLINE (folds up the coat, puts it under his arm and is about to go, but seeing Schaanard, he 

3; Tempo approaches him, pats him on the back, and mournfully exclaims) 




368 
coLLiNE Meno 



(Schaunard looks up) 



M ? ^ FFP=f^^' I y r f-^P r =F=^ 



Ail ^ ^ 



our methods po&jsi.bly may dif.fer, but yet two kind , ly, two 

- gnujno per di - ver^ sa via met.tiamo in^sie . 7ne due 

Meno 




i 



f5 



^F— =f 



^ 



^ 



jPiP 



P 



'^r p 



COLLINE 



(pointing to the coat) 



1 '—J -l!- L Kn J_ • 9_ J.i_» J 1. -I JT . _ . 



kind-ly acts we 'U do., mine's this one; and your's leave themalone in 
at ^ ti di pie~ta; io... queMol E tu.^. la.sciaM so^li 



V 



"m^ 



1 



^^ 




ii 



^£ 



^ 



^ 



Ptt 



jBOco affrett. 



& 



f 




E=^^ 



f '7 



SCHAUNARB 

Andantino 



(overcome by emotion) 



afe 



^i 



s 



giig^ 



COLLINE 



Phi . lo . s opher, you're right. 
Fi ~lo ^so ^fOj ra - gio - nil 



^jhm=? 



there 
laL., 

Andantino 




SCHAUNABI) (looking towards the bed) 



'M 7- i\ii--rrmw^=i*H 



(Schaunard looks about htmj then,to justify hid exit, 

And?^niosso 



i 



M 



'Tistrue, I'll go! 
£ verl... Vo via! 



n\ 



30 



Aiid?^mosso 
CalTHO 



r- T~^^ 



fei 



r^f 



-fWf 



f 



i'^^V' J' ^ < ,1 



f 



^ 



i 



t 




f- 



'I*' rttft il J 



X 



116494 xi 



269 



he takes up the water-bottle and goes out after CoUine^ gently closing the door*) 



$ 



^m^ 



W 



^ 



f 



^ 



i* 



^=^& 



Ll 



cres. € affrett. 



^^ 



^ 



^ 



-S 



? 



f 



^ 



^:r=r 



/• 



•f- 



•f 




(Mimi opens her eyes and, seeing that all have gone, holds out her hand to Rudolph who af fectio- 

Piu sostenuto 




_nately kisses it) 
MIMI 



congrande espress. 




aio 



^F^ And*^CaIino (Rudolph nods) 




left us? To sleep I on.ly feign ed,..,„ for I want.ed to beaJonewith 

- rfa . HP Fin.ge^ vo di dor. mi .. re per.ch^ vol . li conte so~ la 

And. calmo 




you, love.... So ma. ny things there are that I would tell youT^ there is 
''^^-re Hotan.te co . se eke ti vo^glio di ^ re. ou^na 




(raising herself somewhat, with Bttdolph*8 help) 




one too, as spacious as the o . cean,.. . as the o . cean pro Jbund, with.out 
so - la, tm granule M^meil ma - re, eojmeil ma^re profondaedin ^fi- 




conespansione (putting her arms round Rudolph's neck) "^f ^ . 



dofcissimo 




liin - it ah! my love,... you are my on _ ly love, You are my 

^i ' ^^- Seiilmioa^m^..... e tut^ta la mia vi - ta, Sei ilmwa^ 




X 1154d4 X 



aw 



sostenendo 



MIMI ^ 



3EEt 



^ 



love, andall,aiidall my life! 

mo - re e tut.ta la mia vi - ta. 

RUDOLPH 



r glT" g r ^ 



s 



i 



Oh! Mi. mi, 



mypret-ty Mi. 




RUDOLPH 



You still think I'm 
Son bel - /a an 



pret - ty? 
d?tf - ra? sostenendo 



k^ 



m 



^ 



^ 



P 



. mi! 



Pair as the dawn in 
Bel - Ax co^metm^au ~ 





RUDOLPH 



X__ 



mi - le fits not; 

Hai sbaglia-toUraf - fron^to. 



you meant to say.. 
Vo ,le ^ vi dirx. 



Spring! 



[23 



^ 



^ 



^P 



3^ 



g i ". »■ 



i 



PPP un poco 



animando 



^ 



tt 



rTr 



w^ 



H54t>'4 it; 



%Ti 



MiMi pocorall:. 
r"5 ' r- 



* 



Vy —J— J) Ji J^ m 



^ 



molto roll. P^ Sost enuto 






Efe 



fair as the flame of sun - set. 
del. la cojmeun tra . Tnon - to. 



They call. 
a Mi cMa - nui - 
Piil Sostenuto 




Ail. ^mosso 



RUDOLPH (in tender, caressing tones) 



(he takes out the 



Back to her nest comes the swal-low in the spring-tide 
Tor- no al ni - do la ron~di.neecin ~ guet .ta. 

Allt^^mosso , I, 




115494 X 



im 



boiH^et and gives it to Mimi) 




m 



accelerando 



I 



t 



I 



it 



1 V 'ff V 



^B 



^ 



s 



MIMI 



(gaily) 



(motions Rudolph to put theBoimet 



m 



vJ)jJ i | p p l ''P P ^ffH 



i 



Why, that's my hon.iiet! why,that s my 
Za mia cuf^fiet^tay la mia cuf^ 



fe 



s 



^^ 



^^S 



■tr ^-1 



:: <?(9/ canto. 



?^yF^# 



rt 



on her head) 
MIMI 



i 



raU. 



All*^**un po' sost^° •=108 

(Mimi rnaJcee Rudolph sit next to her and rests her head 



m m 



^F^^^ 



i 



m 



m 



hon. net! Ah!. 
'fiel . ta... AAA. 



Do 
Te 



you 



re - mem - ber 
Taiu-fften - ti 



241 All** ^ nn po' sost^" J= 108 



^ 



i 



S 



^j? doicies. 



m 



t^tJ\^i \ 



m 



on his breast.) 
MIMI 



j^ [rTTTrr p m m ^ ^^ 



how we both went shop-pingwhen first we fell m love?.. 
qmindo so^noen^tra - ta la pri ^ma vol-ta, /«.?..♦.• 

RUDOLPH 



es I re. 



f^ 



Yes I re- mem . ber. 
5^ loramj9nen - /o/ 




AT 115494 a: 



274 

MIMI 




Hiis room was all in *dark - 
U In . me s^e * ra spen , 



- ne^s.. 
- to... 
tr 




While you, you were lo 



E 



rt 



fright 



tan . - to tur - ha 



. en^d! 
. ta! 




V^,i. ^f^ 



^ 



t 



I m 



y 



p . 



XIMI 





RcJDOLPH 



And to find 
B a cer - 



Then the key... 
Poi smar^ n - 



you'd mis . laid, 
sti la chia -. 



love. 




WMI ^ poco rit:,. 



poco rit: „^^ ^^ a Tempo 



it you went grop.ing in the dark-ness! 
A^ « ^^^ - ^^ ta ^ $fto^ m ti sei mes - sot 

y I RUDOLPH 





Yes, search, ing, search-lag^ 
£ cer - Cflf,... cer^ ca... 




X 115494 se 



j^i^i rit:, , a Tempo 

' \ ^raztosamente 



aors 



^ , ^raztosamente . 



::sz 



^^^3 



i^=n>= ^ 



And you, my young mas - ter, now 



i can tell yon frankly 
so ben dirloa - des.SQ, 




MTMI 



^ 



rail:. 

con grazia 



r g rTIp fe:Ef= f 



? 



that you soon man _ aged to find. 
lei la tro . vo as^sai pre ^ 



...it... 

- sto,. 




RTOOLPH 



It was 
E^ra 



i l.J^ J^it; ^ - J^ ji l i^ 



]^^ 



It was Fate that did help me.. 
^ - /«^ - ta - ^?o /7 rf'^ . sti . T^a. 




MIKI f*all' (remembering her first meeting wilh Rudolph on Christmas Eve) doleiss.^ 



^ iJ m ^ J^4iJi ii^ ^^^^^^ lz^.^ V\- \ i yi^ i 



dark, and my blush - eswereun _ noticed. 
huiOyeilmio ros ^ sor nonsi ve ^ de » va„ 
rail, col canto 



Your 
Che 



=^ 



t 
^^^ 

^ 




% 



!PP 



PPP 



T: 



^^ 



^S 






-fe 



376 



AndP^affettuoso 

MIMI *■ ^® ^^^ faintly repeats Rudolph's words) 



I i' i;jr}rTX i ^j^_-=jjv^ =i;jg^ ^ 



i 



tin. y hand is fro . zen! Let me warm it in.to life!:.'. 

ge . It - da ma . ni - na.,, Se la la - sci ri.seal , darf 
And?^ aff ettizoso — ^_ i K 



1- < U J 



^ 



PPP 



F^^ 



" f^'"-^ 



i 



3^^^ 



f 






^ 



^ 



WP 



MIMI 



^ ^-^ I.J )" M 






^ 



( a s u dde n spas m half 



^ 



It was dark and my hand then you clasp . ed . 
E^ra bu . io,e la ma ntu mi pr eside - vi,,. 



S 



fe 



^ 



^^^ 



^ 



i?^ 



^ 



s 



fe 



7 ?• 



7i,' 



^ 



>t i 



IT 



E 



--lU'- 



7^^- 



re//.: 



?-- 






m 



suffocates her; she sinks, back faintiniy'') 
RUDOLPH. „o 1 ^ 

nrii AllVmoderato 



y^ 



^ 



i 



(raising' her up in alarm) ^ nPfArnnn 



^^=m- 



^^^ 



^ 



:4 



All?moderato 



Oh'.God! Mimi!.., 
OhWio! 3Itmi!.. 




MIMl 



* 



i 



(opens her eyes and smilingly reassures Rudolph and Schaunard j 

rall.molto * Ate _ ^ 

quasi a piacere Anur COn HlOtO 



fe 



S 



f 
Im 



c; g * 



i 



(at this momentjSchaunard returns and hearin^Ru-Tvr^fy, 4^,0, j^ \\tx\ """^fAi^ 



RUDOLPH -dolph's exclamation, hastens to the bedside) 



W 



Nul^la,,, Sto 



be 



ne. 



W 



What now? 

Cheavvienf 



And. con moto 

espressivo 



377 



MIMI 



EUpOLPH 

^ U Tffently lowering her ) 



1 



jE?o<?<9 rail:. 



g— ^-^-M^ 



es, 



yes, 
Hi, 



forg-ive me, now it's 
per.dona.Or sa . ro 



Gent-- ly, for goodness'sake. 
Zit . ^a ^^r e?a - ri . 2^^. 



jt?o^o rail:. 




MIMI 



=fc 



?^ 



( Musetta and Marcel cautiously enter, Musetta is carry. 
-ing" a muff; her companion, a phial.) 

Allegretto 



. ver. 
buo - na,.. 



fci 




1 



corta Alleg-retto 



rT "nr 



:i- 



^r^ 



f — jr y I 



MUSETTA (to Rudolph^ 

^ ,. aptacere 



T^V" 



^^^S 




z.^ 



"Clfff^ ^y'^ 



Sleep „ mg? (approaching Marcel) 

Bor. me? amacerp 



^^ 



t 



^^ i 



MARCEL 



Justrest-ing*, 

apiace re,!^ 



' ^ I'' I' I'imi Ml I' Hi ii 11 

Ihaveseen the doctor. He'Ueome, I badehir 



^^ _ bade him 

Mo ve^dutoildot ^ to.ret Ver^rd; glihofatJo 



MIMl 



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MARCEL 



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Who is it? 
Chi par , la? 

... a 1 cmpo (takes a spirit- lamp, and placing 
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has^ten. Here is the med^^cine. 

fret^ ta. Ecco il cor - dial 

a Tempo 



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(helped by Musetta,slie sits up in bed and with 
almost infantine glee seizes the muff) 

Aiid?">sost'.» "" 



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MUSETTA (approaches Mimi and gives her the muff.) 



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Oh, how it's sof tand 
Oh come e hello e 



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Mu - set -ta 
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And?^sost^^ 




^i^f And*^ lento molto 



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feath_er_y. 
.^or. bi.ao. 
Andv^ lento molto ^ 



No more, 
NonpiUy 



no more 
nonpiu 



my f iiigers shallhe 
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frozen, 
^di-te. 



For this muff shallmake them warm.Did you give me this 
// te^po.rG... leab.hel, li - ra... Set tu che me lo 



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(stretching' out her hand to Rudolph) 



jjjjjjfl (^sireicning oux ner nana to nuaoipn; 

prest^nt? You thoughtless fel - low! Thank you, ft cost yo 



prest^nt? You thoughtless fel - low! Thank you. It cost /ou 

MUSET. .do^fiif Tu! Spen^sie . ra . to! Gra , zie. Ma co.ste. 

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MI MI 



(Rudolph bursts into tears) ^ Tall' 



dear. Weep not! I'm 

.ra. Pian.gi? Sto 



bet-ter. Why should you v/eep for 

be.ne,,, Pian^ger co , st per 




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C071 voce deooltsstma sempre piu afftevolendosi 



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rail: sempre 



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Here,love! 
Qui amor,.. 



ev^er with you! 
sempre con fef.. 



Myhands are 
Jbe ma, ni,. 



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MIMI 



the muff; then she gradually grows drowsy, ^jraeefully nodding* her he ad, as one who is 

.5^y.?f;?«iHl?,Sx.?A?.^J>) moltorall: 



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much warmer ; now 
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I will sleep. 
dormi^ re,.. 




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( Meanwhile Musetta is busily heating the medicine brought by Marcel over the spirit- lamp, as 
wTTOT?TT A ^^^ unQonsciously murmurs a prayer.) 

MUSETTA^^^te lento e sostt" 



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RUDOLPH 



(reassured at seeing Mirni fall asleep, he gently 
moves away from the bedside and motioning the 
others not to make any noise, he approaches Marcel) 
P2^sottovoce 



Oh Ma_ry,blessed 
Madonna be.ne^ 



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What said the doctor? 
Che ha detto il me^ di - co? 



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And*® lento e sost*** 



He'll come. 

Ver . ra. 




(Eudolph, Marcel and Schaunard whisper together 
Every now and then Rudolph goeson tip-toe to the 
bed and then rejoins his companions) 

MUSETTA 



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, savener,! 



Virgin, save, of thj?' mer-cy this poor maiden, sdveKer,Madon.nainine,from 
.det^ta, fa. te la graziaaquesta po.ve . ret.ta chenondeb .ba mo- 

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(i nterruptingjShe bids Marcel place a book upright on the t able,so as to shado the lamp .) 

MUSETTA g^age a pia cere 



death! Here there shouldbe a shade, becausethelampisflickjer.ing. Like 
.ri-re. Quiet vuo-leunri.pa .roperche lafiammasven.to.la. Co- 




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(resuming* her prayer) 

MUSETTA ^ Tem po 

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this... And oh! may she re - cov . er, Madon-na, Ho „ ly Mother, I 

^st\,. E chepos^sa gua . r/ „ re, Madonjia san . ta, io sofioin. 

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me.rit not thy par^don, but our lit.tle Mi . mi's an an « gel from 
.€l€.-gna di per . do ^ ?io, me7itrei7i.ve.ce Mi ^ 7m e unmi,ge-lo del 




MUSETTA 



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heaven! 
cielo . 



Not serious. 
Noncredo. 



( approaches Musetta while Schaunard advances on tip-toe tothe bedside. 
RUnOT PIT ^i^^ ^ porrowf ul gesture he g'oes back to Marcel) 
sottovoce 



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SCHAUNARD 



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Istillhave hope. Doyouthinkit is serious? ,,,„ ;i^„^,, ^„, 
losperoan- co.ra. Vi pa . re chesta grave f , i- 



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Marcel^ she is 
MarcelJoJespi- 




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382 



^^Marcel in his turn goes up to the 
bed and retreats in alarm) 
SCHAUNARDl 



IAUNARDl 



(a ray of sunshine falls througrh the window upon Mimi's 
face; Musetta points to her cloak which with a grate- 

-ful glance Rudolph takes, andjStandingupon a chair, 
endeavours to form a screen by stretching the cloak a- 

-cross the window-pane.) 



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- ^^-^^-. (gently enters and puts some money (tpiaCBTe 
COL|:.INE on the ta ble near Musetta) soUovocePP 1 7 



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usetta, it's here! 
Musetta,.., a voi!,,. 




(turning round, he sees Musetta, who makes a sign to him that 
the medicine is ready. Getting off the chair,he is suddenly aware 
of the strange demeanour of Marcel and Schaunard.) 



RUDOLPH 




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(hurries to help Rudolph stretch the cloak, as 
he asks him how Mimi is.) 
COLLINB 



Seenow! 
Vedi?„. 



She's tranquil. 
E tranquUta* 



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How is she? 
Co. me va?... 




(huskily, almost in a speaking voice) 



( as he glances from one to 
the other in consternation) 




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What's the meaning of this going and this comln&and these glances so stiange? 
Chevuol di.re queirandare e ve.ni.re...quelgniardamiico.sl., 

f7\ parlato con dramvinaticita 



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(unable to bear up any longer, he hastens to embrace Rudolph, as he murmurs:) 
MARC|:L Largo SOS tenuto eon an^osda 

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Poor fel-low! 
Co.rag.gio... 



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JXf tnttaforjsa 



( flings himaelf on Mimi's be d^ 
lifts hep up» shakes herby the 
hand, and exclaims in tones of 
RUDOLPH anguish 




Mimi! 
Mimil 



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(falls, sobbing, upon her 
lifeless form) 

weeping 



..—V weeping 



MimiL, 
MimiL 



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(Terrorstruck»Musetta rushes to the bed; utters a piercing cry of grief; then kneels sobbing at the foot 
of the bed. Schaunard, overcome, sinks back into a chair,to the left Colline stands at the foot of the 
bed, dased at th« suddenness of this catastrophe. Marcel, sobbing, turns his back to the foot 

-lights,) ^ 

' (the curtain slowly falls) 




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